Celebrated photographer Karl Taylor takes us through the entire construction process of an infinity cove for his new studio. Now, if you’re wondering what an infinity cove is, take a look at the video below. It’s a white background which appears infinite in the image because of the perfect smooth surface of the wall and the floor that blends together, thus creating an illusion of infinity. It works amazingly well for professional portraits, fashion shoots, and anything else that you may come up with:
The first stage of construction involved putting up the studwork. Plywood preformed curves were then nailed on to the bottom of the studwork. Next came the lattice work, the complicated curved framework made of plyboard that blended the two sides and the floor in one smooth curve.
Plasterboard was then nailed on to the studwork. The curved latticework and the plywood curves couldn’t be covered with plasterboard as this material can’t be bent. Thus, sheets of flexible plywood were used to cover these areas.
Next, plaster coating was applied over the top part of the cove while the bottom and all of the latticework was first covered with a green protective sealant. It’s a material that sort of holds everything together before the plasterwork is done. Finally, the cove was painted white.
Here’s what it looks like after completion:
Taylor’s infinity cove is a classic case of neighbor’s envy, owner’s pride. As one person commented,
“You just made a ton of photographers jealous.”
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