For our January/February 2012 issue, we asked Toronto photographer Colin Faulkner to capture the beauty of 15 new dinner plates. Here’s how he managed to make these saucers fly across our pages.
Studio assistant Scott Ramsay captured photographer Colin Faulkner at work in his Toronto studio while he orchestrated a photograph for our latest issue, featuring only dinner plates. It took a full day to shoot the plates separately and then build up each image to create the impression they are flying through the air.
Faulkner and his crew used an articulated arm and adhesive to set up the direction and angle of the dinnerware. Each plate and its corresponding shadow was then collaged together on screen.
“I shot a few and then started to assemble the layout as we went along,” says Faulkner, who is a bit of a visual magician when it comes to orchestrating aerobatic compositions. For a previous issue of Azure, he created a similar effect using eyewear. “I’m a really good packer,” he says of his natural instinct for finding the ideal order in the placement of random objects.
Dinner to Go, appears in our Annual Houses issue, which hits newsstands this week and showcases five stunning homes from around the globe, including a cabin on a Nova Scotia cliff by McKay-Lyons Sweetapple and an apartment building in Manhattan by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.