Keeping it simple. One light, soft but directional, from the side. A subject with an interesting patina, paired with one with an interesting texture, to best make use of that pretty light. A dark background to keep the eye on the prize. Shallow, selective focus narrows the attention further and lends an elegant feel to the shots.

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