I’ve been experimenting with taking photographs of old objects with different kinds of backgrounds to see if they help highlight the objects or distract from it. My favorite is the gold and black purse with a black and white advertisement for Byrrh.
I like this combination of a black and white advert from a 1930s magazine and the Art Deco purse.
I used a random page from on old magazine for the background of the compact and powder puff.
The plain white background works fine.
I think this is pretty with the purple scarf background but if I were selling the piece, maybe I’d stick with the plain white background.
It was sunny and just too bright outside; not sure if I like this background.
The black textured background just looks bad though I think a matte black background would show off the steel cut beads nicely.
I like how the blue glass shows up but I might try it with grey for more contrast.