Photo Essay: Graniel’s Dreamland Product Photography, Wooden Bowl

After traveling to Ambergris Caye in Belize, photographing various artists utilizing the skill and exactitude of their hands, I purchased one of the wooden bowls from Graniel’s Dreamland as a gift, gifted, took it back and brought it into the studio… whew.  And now it’s done.

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Full bowl studio shot

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Close-up bowl studio shot combined into catalog spread with on-location workshop shot

Photo Essay: Hands on Ambergris

While traveling to Ambergris Caye in Belize, I reached out to local workers and artists about creating captivating imagery about their careers or passions.  Below is a taste of what came to be while visiting.

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Local handyman and contractor, Landy T. laying tiles in a vacation home.

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Workers at Graniel’s Dreamland build furniture, piers, bowls and anything wood out of locally harvested trees from the mainland of Belize.

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Glenn Schwendinger is an entrepeneur extraordinaire.  Fourteen years ago he landed on Ambergris Caye with his wife and chef Colleen, opened the fabulous Rendezvous Restaurant on the north end, created it’s own wine label and became the world’s largest conch pearl dealer.  Conch pearls? you might ask.  The world’s rarest gem found in 1 of every 10,000 conch shells.