Italy's best loved jeweler Vhernier made a request for a new photographic perspective on their jewellery.
Vhernier has quite literally carved out - often in rock crystal - the reputation and tradition of the most unique Italian jewellery.
After the initial selection process had been completed. Vhernier put forward 5 of their outstanding creations. As one of the competing photographers I was given the luxury of choosing two, to shoot.
I could not resist the Vhernier rock crystal frogs. They reminded me of the jewel like deadly dart amphibians of the amazon. I chose to illustrate them in the deepest darkest jungle, allowing their elegance and character to shine.
I continued the exotic jungle element with the second shoot. Really..... what girl can say no to diamonds like these? Not me! I used the South African bloom of the Protea to honour the progress in Fair Trade diamonds from Africa. In addition the hot pink sighed like Marylin Monroe in her fabulous gown, singing "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend". Therefore bringing the elements of exoticism, glamour and glitz all together.
Thank you again to the team at Vhernier for choosing me. This collaboration was a joy with such inspirational pieces.