I’ve been working to set up my studio for traditional product photography. In the course of this project, I came across the perfect ”product” upon which to experiment.
This Orbitz soda bottle has been sitting in my office since 1996. Really. I’m pretty sure I planned on drinking it at the time. But it sat in my office for a few days, and I was amazed that the little lemon globules hadn’t settled to the bottom. So I shook it. Hard. Still no settling. Or absorption.
Now that I had shaken a carbonated beverage, I certainly wasn’t going to drink it for a while. So I stuck it on an upper shelf, along with my Ralph Steadman Flying Dog beer bottle (empty).
The years passed, and those nasty little lemons still hung suspended. Now it’s a full-fledged science experiment. 15 years and counting.
By the way, Orbitz soda is now listed by Women’s Day as one of the 7 great food product flops in modern history. Along with Funky Purple Ketchup.
Shot in my Escondido studio with a Nikon D300 and 60mm macro lens. It’s sitting atop a lightbox with white acrylic top and surrounded by reflectors. There’s no other lighting.