My wealthier friends take their art to a professional photographer, and they get great results. But I've always been a low-cost production, so I learned to do the photography myself. This involved a lot of mistakes and a great deal of cursing. Early on, I learned that doing it outside, on overcast days, was my best bet. Then I discovered that on the side of the house, between 11am and 1pm, the sun reflected nicely off the house next door, creating a reasonably diffuse light. So I built a permanent stand out there, and I attach either a white or black cloth when I shoot.
Usually, I can just take the resulting jpegs, download them onto my computer, crop out the leaves, photoshop out the wrinkles and it's all good. But kiosk is so large that it's perhaps visually confusing..? After it was rejected by a few shows, I reworked the image:
Take photo of empty corner, add art, and yes! It was accepted in a show, and shown in the Buddy Warren Gallery in NYC. Here are a few photos taken in that gallery:
The concave dots below were sewn on a printed image of old typewriter keys; the square indents are an image of a computer keyboard. The T-shirt pocket that reads 'your birthday/ favorite food' is one of several pockets with suggested reminders of your password.
One last picture. In the first kiosk posting, I wrote about the Morris columns, and kiosks and Roman commemorative columns that inspired this piece. I told photos of them, printed them out on cloth and added them to the column, as small badges of respect to the source.