To show the form of the chair as well as possible, I needed to find a spot where the light was diffuse. We hardly ever have cloudy days in Dakar, so I had to find a spot with either enough shade or reflected light. So I set up a scene with a white blanket as a reflective background in my bedroom. I have white walls and a white ceiling. Besides that, there's a big window on the north that gives a lot of light, but not directive sunlight.
Here it was that I realized how precise it comes to light when I don't want to have any shadows. First, I took the photo's in the darkest part of the room, but there wasn't enough light to reflect on all parts of the chair. I realized that I had to set up the scene in front of the window, to get as much light reflected to fill up all dark parts of the chair.Then I also held a white reflector on the side of the chair, to get the legs better lit as well.
To show the chair from an other angle and make it look as if it floats a bit, I laid it on the side. Here are some of the trials.
To get rid of the pattern and whiten up the back a bit more, I photoshopped the image a bit. Here's the final result:
I think the image is a bit boring like this. To show some more depth, I turned the photo again to make the chair float even more.