I have 5 days to complete a photo shoot consisting of the following historical documents:
- The Diamond Sutra
- Luther's 95 Theses
- The Declaration of Independence
- Newton's Principia Mathematica
- The Spring and Autumn Annals (style seen here)
- and the Tablets given to Moses.
I live in Washington DC so I believe I can obtain a replica of the Declaration for 10-20 dollars. I found a tutorial on how to make rock props on indymogul, which I'll most likely use for the Tablets.
I feel a little overwhelmed by the fact that I don't know where to begin.
Luther's seems to just be printed on larger paper, but I have to get the look right. The Annals were on wooden sticks tied together. The Diamond Sutra was wrapped as a scroll. The documents will be stacked on each other so it's more the side view with some of the top of them I'm interested in. Some will flow off the side like the Theses, the Declaration, or the Sutra.
I've never done a project like this; so I am asking for techniques/directions/ideas to make the paper look correct.