In this video from 2013, still life photographer Søren Jonesen photographs the 1714 ‘Yoldi-Moldenhauer’ Stradivari. The photoshoot was organised by Danish high-end digital photography company Phase One working with Andy Lim of Darling Publications, which printed a monograph featuring the photos and history of the instrument.

The concept was to show the violin from various angles rather than the traditional front/back/side views, as well as to use lighting to enhance curvature rather than flattening the image in more uniform light.

The violin, which belongs to the Royal Danish Orchestra, had never been photographed for publication before.