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Violin Photography


High quality photographs of stringed instruments taken by Alan Coggins have featured in The Strad magazine, on numerous websites and, of course, in his book on Australian violin makers.

"You have a gift...you can take a violin whose colors are basically transparent and make a representative photo (which is essentially a pigment based medium) without seriously distorting the image. Great work!"
  Joe Robson, varnish maker, New York - www.violinvarnish.com

"... photos so sharp you feel like you could reach into the flame of a maple back."
  Erin Shrader, Strings Magazine (US), June 2010.

Alan is available for a range of instrument photography work - this can be undertaken either at your premises (in a suitable location) or at the Blackheath workshop. Every job includes all of the necessary post-production editing in Photoshop to render the image suitable for print or web.

For those planning to publish the images on the internet, Alan has extensive experience in website design and optimisation, and he knows exactly what is required to present your instruments and bows to best effect.

Please contact Alan to discuss prices and options. Some of those who have already used his services are:

Paytons Home Rainer Beilharz Alex Grant Allen Irwin John Simmers KG Instruments AVMA