Graphic design meets photography
Eman Alshawaf

My project is a series of product photography shots for the hand crafted chess set I designed for my senior thesis exhibition. The photos range from shots of the pieces tucked away in the board to playing out on the boards surface. In post process I worked to do more than just. incorporate my Minnesota craft beer iconography into the photos. Instead of having them sit beneath all the other layers, I tried to have the illustrations and typography interact with the pieces and the board. In some of the shots I gave the icons a more 3D effect to create depth in the photos. I’m really happy with how this entire project came out and to use these photos to promote my thesis.