S u s a n W a s i n g e r
for Lost Angel Studios
DESIGN is a complicated, messy, and circuitous process that results in communication that is simple, clean, and eloquently direct. Good design comes from hard work, but even harder play. It requires fizz and froth, and a bit of giddy excitement, all brought down to earth with an expert's skill and a master's touch.
I came to PHOTOGRAPHY both by necessity and by nature. I specialize in textural stills of materials, tools, and products and lovingly wrought photos of the real beauty of real people. Almost all images are shot using nothing but 100% natural Colorado sunlight.
I write BOOKS. And I not only write them, I also conceive, craft, photograph, and design them. I make books about making things. They are modern, artful crafting books, that encourage readers to use their hands and their imaginations to make everything in their lives
more their own.
This site is simply a digital portfolio.
Please feel free to
click your way through...
Highlight what is extraordinary and precious about a product, find what is special, then capture it on film.
The photo space is full of light from 21 windows, unobstructed and unfettered. High altitude sunlight, (the studio is at 7800 feet), so its pure, clear, crystalline.
Simple palettes, intriguing textures, evocative setting, striking compositions, that is all it takes to make good photographs.
The best shots give us a momentary glimpse of the beauty, and character, and grit, and luminosity of both body and soul.
iPads and other tablets are the brave new world for design and content. The reader/viewer experience is rich, deep, and alive in ways never before possible.
Identity is communication at its most essential, emotion at its most refined, attitude, personality, and voice made visible.
Good book and magazine design puts everything on the page exactly in the spot where the reader needs it to be.
Good packaging becomes an ad, a billboard, a brochure, a poster, AND a package all in one.
Pictures can be friendly, fun, and playful or serious, precise, and informative, but best if they can be all of the above.