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Museum of Natural Science / Faberge Collection

November 16, 2014  •  1 Comment

In October of this year a friend of mine emailed me and told me about the Museum of Natural Science holding a "Pixel Party".  He thought I might be interested and gave me the information as to how to request to attend.  I logged onto the site where I had to submit my information and learned the subject of the photo shoot, which was to be the Faberge collection that is currently on display.  I submitted my information and was notified about a week later I had been selected as one of the photographers to attend the photo shoot on November 2, 2014.  

Here is a little Wikipedia information about Faberge:

Fabergé egg (RussianЯйца Фаберже́yaytsa faberzhe) is one of a limited number of jeweled eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé and his company between 1885 and 1917.[1] The most famous are those made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers, often called the 'Imperial' Fabergé eggs. The House of Fabergé made about 50 eggs, of which 43 have survived.[2] Two more were planned for Easter 1918, but were not delivered, due to the Russian Revolution.

When I arrived there was approximately 10 to 15 other photographers who were also there to photograph the collection.  We were told before we started that we had only two hours to photograph the collection through the glass and we could not use any flash.  I love using flash but, with the glass, I don't think it would have worked well.  

Here are a few of the photos I was able to capture:

Faberge Collection (29 of 49)Faberge Collection

 

I was amazed to see the item below because I had always thought Faberge only designed the ornamental eggs and other jewelry.

 

Faberge Collection (27 of 49)Faberge Collection

The intricate detail in this art work is unbelievable.  

Faberge Collection (48 of 49)Faberge Collection

All in all beautiful works of art.

Faberge Collection (35 of 49)Faberge Collection (35 of 49)

I would like to thank the Museum of Natural Science for inviting me to photograph the Faberge collection.  I would also like to thank David Hyde for letting me know about this event.  These are just a few of the photos I took while I was there.  If you would like to see the other photos just click on this link http://www.reeds-photography.com/faberge and it will take you to the gallery with all of the photos.  Also, I would encourage everyone to go the the Museum of Natural Science and see the collection for yourself along with all of the other wonderful exhibits there on display.

Hope you enjoy the photos!

Sincerely,

Kely

 

 

 


Comments

David Hyde(non-registered)
I'm glad you got to go to the pixel party.

Great photos. Thanks for sharing!
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