Corks

With a huge and intense production process behind them that starts in the Mediterranean forests harvesting Quercus Suber bark and ends in an industrial factory that employes massive machinery and cutting edge technologies, corks are amongst the most natural and ecological products in our every day life reality. Sustainable, recyclable and good looking, they may look all the same at first glance, but when inspected under a 100mm macro lens all of their individual features come to light and it was a big challenge for me choosing which ones to photograph. I considered texture, color, growth rings, imperfections and overall esthetics before I made my choice. I diffused the flash several times and bounced it around never lighting them directly, so I could preserve all of their texture and keep highlights down. 

This assignment was performed for a cork company called Ganau and my photos will be published in their advertisement in the publication Wine Business Monthly.