Here are my photos I have taken using a Nikon D60 and using a proper lighting set up...
Above I have used a white backdrop which I think is really effective and creates a modern and contemporary feel to the structure.
Below I have used a black background, which with the lighting creates a moody and sultry effect to the structure. However, I want to have my final piece on the white background as I think it shows off its qualities a lot better than the black background.
Below you can see the final photograph of the tentacle inspired structure. I like the space at the top of the photo, it allows the piece to breathe within the space.