There were a few things going on in this design. The use of lighting in my 3d work was becoming important as essentially the design is an object or product it becomes almost a 3d ‘thing’. So I started to investigate product and packaging design and how objects are photographed for commercial product shots. That becomes almost endless as a burger is photographed differently from a diamond ring for example. You have to look at what vibe you want the object to have, the mood of the lighting.
This design was inspired by old stone and sand – almost Indiana Jones style. A central object in a dark room lit from above.