Jeremy Shoots 3,700 Trinkets
October 3, 2012 § Leave a comment
For this shoot Jeremy managed to get Bent. Well, at least visit Bent. For those of you who don’t know, Bent is a Toronto restaurant that’s owned by Kai and Levi Bent-Lee. Sons of renowned chef Susur Lee and designer Brenda Bent.
Brenda created this wall from the toys she’s collected over the last 25 years. Yup, that’s a a lot of stuff. It might be fun to look at but was very troublesome to shoot. Jeremy explains:
To be perfectly honest shooting this wall was a real challenge. I was given a heads up from the Photo Editor at The Grid that the walls were covered in glass – but this glass seemed to be coated in an extra-reflective material. Coupled with the fact that the front of the restaurant is entirely glass (which allowed for the toy wall to reflect cars, store fronts and virtually the entire street scene) this challenge went from interesting to complicated very quickly. Thankfully Brenda let me spend as much time as I needed and I was able to get a result I was pleased with. A word to the wise: a polarizer helps a little bit, but a friend with black foam core helps a whole lot more.