Artist At Work: Reloving Furniture

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Amanda Reloving A Chair – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

My wife, Amanda, loves to take old, unwanted furniture a give them new life by giving the pieces a fresh face-lift. She calls this “reloving” which is an appropriate term because when they’re finished people love what she did. It really is an art form. She’s done this to dressers, vanities, end tables, dining tables and chairs. It’s a rewarding hobby for her.

One day she was making some old chairs nice again in the garage, and I wanted to capture her at work. I wanted to document the effort and process. I wasn’t interested in before-and-after photos. Instead, I wanted to show the work itself. I wanted to capture the dust. I wanted to capture what it takes to do this kind of thing, to show behind-the-scenes of reloving furniture.

These photographs were captured using a Fujifilm X100F, which is a great tool for this type of documentary photography. It captures great images without fuss and doesn’t get in the way. I was able to capture these pictures of Amanda working and not bother her too much in the process. I think one day she’ll really appreciate that I took these pictures.

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Dusty Thumb – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Sanding A Chair By Hand – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Chair Sanding – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Amanda Sanding – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Working Thumb – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Chair Reloving – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Charcoal Chalk – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Applying Dark Wax – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Chair Waxing – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Waxing Furniture – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Nose Hard Work – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Draped Rag – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F

3 comments

  1. Minimalist Man of Color · August 9

    I love the X series cameras. And, great shots here.

    Liked by 1 person

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