I got ahold of these beautiful knives, and tried a few different approaches. I'm still mainlining sexy lighting on black, but I can quit anytime, really. Still wanting to move my focus to composition, so the easiest way for me to force that is to incorporate multiple elements. A really simple composition, but a composition nonetheless.
Of course, moving in a new direction usually results in some stumbling. I think this is really corny.
And this is probably overkill on the logo treatment. Especially for this brand, which is pretty staid. I can't even find a proper company website for them. Interestingly, while looking for one, I discovered that you can ship them the knives, and they will sharpen them, and mail them back to you, for free. Nice.
I like this one a lot. It may just be the Jolly Rancher red background though.
That's a japanese-style paper in the background. Another gigantic departure for Rob Prideaux.
These knives are incredibly sharp - my hands were covered with fine cuts by the time I'd finished, and using them is effortless, as if the weight of the blade is enough to push the knife through the food. And I think I've managed to show the sharpness, quality, and desirability of these knives.
Now I've got some chopping to do.