OK, I've recovered from my 80s flashback and I'm ready to get back to Bette. I wish I could get my hair to go swooped over like that too.
I found this picture earlier this week while looking online for movie star photos to print out. I had this idea to print out a bunch of 8x10s and put them on the wall behind my mannequin for when I photograph items for the website. I found some great, high quality scans at this site - http://www.doctormacro.com/index.html - not only do they have a fab selection of Old Hollywood images that print out very nicely, they also have old movie clips that you could waste hours watching, just like I did.
So I did print out a bunch of images and put them on my wall, which you can see to the left here, and that looks really good. But now I don't think the wall of glamour is going to work out as a background for my photos, because I think it is too busy and distracting behind what I am photographing. What do you think -
I was a little tired of my white embroidered fabric background, mainly because the white made lighting difficult on some items. Maybe I'll hang a sheer fabric over the photos to give them a softer look. Or maybe I'll stick with my embroidered panel, and just paint the wall under it a soft color. I just don't like a totally plain background.