It has been 10 years since Harman Kardon first introduced SoundSticks to the world, and the passage of time has proven the speakers’ quality, durability and popularity. Not only are the speakers top sound performers, but when they’re not sitting on your desk, you can find them in the permanent collection in the New York City Museum of Modern Art.
To say that lighting a rounded, transparent plastic dome is a challenge would be an understatement. Photography is all about the light and how the subject reacts to that light. How much, what color, hard or soft, what shape and from what angle. I’ve always enjoyed creating new ways and techniques to light. Tungsten lights with fresnel lenses have been a staple in my studio for a couple of reasons. First, what you see is what you get unlike strobe. Second, they are much easier to control and shape than strobe or other lights without lenses, barn doors and snoots. My experience shooting Simpson racing helmets over 20 years ago came in handy with this project in that they were also round and extremely reflective.