It might seem like a bit of a departure for me to be taking pictures of jewellery, but there is actually a wedding connection behind these images. Melanie was a guest at Eleni & David’s wedding, and as it happens, she also designed Eleni’s wedding ring, the earrings she wore on the day, and David’s cuff links. After she saw the pictures I took at Eleni & David’s wedding, she contacted me to ask whether I’d be interested in photographing her jewelery, as she felt my style would be a good fit for it. It certainly was a first for me, but I must say I really enjoyed the experience, not least because I absolutely adore Melanie’s pieces, and I hope to be working with her again in the future.
Here’s a snippet from a press release about Melanie’s work at the upcoming Goldsmiths’ Fair.
“The Goldsmiths’ Company has awarded Melanie Eddy a Graduate Bursary to take part in this year’s Fair. She is one of ten recent graduates who are being supported by the Company at the Fair as they encourage new talent in the trade. Melanie will be showing in Week One of the two week event, from the 28th September – 4th October.
Goldsmiths’ Fair is now in its 27th year and continues to showcase both established and emerging British talent in contemporary jewellery and silverware. 90 designer-makers will be exhibiting during each week of the fair.
Melanie creates sculptural jewellery using applications of historical and contemporary geometries as tools to explore the relationship of form to the body; through new applications of traditional approaches she aspires to reinvest jewellery with some of its historical, symbolic power. She is currently introducing gemstones into her signature faceted style with a colour palette inspired by both the lush greenery and sea blues of her native island of Bermuda and jewellery of early civilizations.
To see Melanie’s work visit Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN.”