…Tim, the editor, told me the Faller figurines were going to be 9mm high. I thought to myself that my macro lens was only 60mm and not really fast enough at f2.8. Thank god for high ISO. The brief allowed creative freedom, I was to take my little people to a nice restaurant somewhere in town and photograph them doing something to it, on it, whatever. It was partly a parody on the whole food blogging phenomenon of taking photographs inside restaurants, what with dramatic bokeh-heavy shots, a technique most prevalent to the point of abuse amongst digital photographers. Though it was also to highlight the surging quality of digital cameras, and the ease of creating publishable shots on the fly. Working with natural lighting is now very much a reality.
…look at the bokeh…
So I went to 32 Great Queen Street and the idea was to shoot a group of ramblers trekking up a hill of exquisite brown crabs on toast. It was a challenge trying to draw the inner selves of the faller figurines, I tell you. They were so plastic you know, stoic, they gave nothing away. They were German afterall.
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