A few of the pictures I had to take for my photography class. That I’m *taking*, not teaching. (Yes, the background is funky. The violin was resting on a curling jumbo-sized calendar, on the floor, against white trim. As far as I know, we aren’t being graded on background for this one.)
This violin is around for pure aesthetics. Meaning I don’t play it.
It’s inlaid with mother-of-pearl, and has had a bad coat of varnish. (Read: Thick goop that looks formulated for outdoor use, slathered on over the inlays) It actually looks better in sepia. I’ve had it in my closet for four or five years. I think mum ‘n’ dad got it for 30 bucks off Craigslist? It looks gypsy.