Halloween Vixen!

I’d love to haunt the shadows with this Halloween Vixen! She owns the night with her glowing fur scarf, facial glitter implants and a clear Baby Head Cup©. The special effects are not to be spared on this one. It is unknown what DMT laced brew she is consuming but the billowing CO2 vapors from the dry ice is a dead give away. It’s a one way ticket to the spirit world. That vessel is chock full of spells, intentions and really good bad ideas. As always we here at Baby Head Cups supports the queens and kings of the night. Stay fabulous and be safe. Also when taking a deep dive to the other side be sure to consult your spirit guide! Happy Halloween from Baby Head Cups!

I’m Big in Japan

We all grow and become the people we are meant to be. That seems to be the way life works. After growing up in the fair city of Tacoma a dear friend of mine Adam Gunns found himself in Japan raising a wonderful family. “How did I get here?” -David Byrne. I originally met Adam at the Tacoma Glass Museum where he was assisting the glass blowing team there. I remember telling him that he was the smartest glass blower I knew when he signed up to be an under water welder and instantly started making real money. Look at him now, supporting a family and buying a pair of the Ghost Cup Baby Head Cups© to enchant his friends. Proud of you Adam!

Trick er’ Treat!

The Pumpkin, the Ghost and the Devil Baby Head Cup© have become the Four Horsemen of Kitsch this haunting season. Admittedly they are dorky, yet essential to complete ones seasonal decorations. The Pumpkin Head is a must for those autumnal motifs. It sits unnoticed in the pumpkin display patiently staring back at you until one gets close enough to fall head over heals in love. For those of you who feel more comfortable in the shadows I strongly recommend Ghost Cup. Nearly invisible by day yet by nightfall the spirits contained within begin to reveal their unearthly glowing presence. Lastly the Lil’ Devil. Vampires, so vain, so beautiful, so seductive. And just like the glass they are made from so fragile. These delicate predators love their victims, and keep a vigilant eye watching over your sleeping form.

Black Light Photo Shoot

Making art products is the easy. The photography and marketing is where the real work begins. Take the “Ghost Cup” for instance. I had been planning on producing these since late August giving me enough lead time to have my marketing ready for the Halloween season. For marketing purposes I need two types of images. Controlled studio shots for my online retail platforms that show the products detail and beauty and “action shots” of my products in the real world being used by beautiful people. The new Baby Head Cup© that I produced this year with glow in the dark glass is a dynamic piece and even more fun to shoot. I staged a photo shoot in my studio using black lights to accent my already glowing cups and hilarity ensued.

The Perfect Shot

There a few tips you should consider before posting that photo to Instagram or your other favorite social media site.

#1 Angle Take your shot at a higher angle. This creates a more dynamic composition makes one look leaner from extending upwards as well it gets rid of that chin fold from looking down at your phone. Avoid taking shots in your car. The lighting is often terrible and your posture suffers in the drivers seat.

#2 The rule of thirds. Play with the composition. Experiment with foreground placement putting the subject equidistant from the background and middle-ground elements.

#3 Background The elements in a background of the picture give a sense of place and personality. A forest or a grand skyline can really speak to who you are. The single most important consideration when addressing the background of your future social media post is to remove incriminating evidence visible in the photo.

For example the photo below of a Clear Baby Head Cup© is clean, mysterious, has a dynamic composition, and follows the rule of thirds. The one glaring mistake is the bag of drugs in the back ground, 160′. Really it could be brown sugar or weed concentrate or perhaps heroin who really knows. Either way it’s suspicious and only serves to make this photo that much more risky, or maybe risqué is a better term. Heck it could be the mysterious baggie is the actual subject of the photo and the Baby Head is just there by accident. Hard to say in these strange times. ¯_(ツ)_/¯