Hello there! I’ve got another prop talk for you today. (To see previous prop talk posts just click on the Behind the Scenes tab in the menu at the top).
Many of you asked me about my two metal surfaces so I thought I’ll show them to you. I’ve got a rusty table and a zinc-coated tray. I love to shoot on both, they have interesting textures and colors and work really well for food photos despite the fact that no one would serve food on them in real life. (Can you imagine that table with a plate of fresh cookies and a few magazines on it in your living room next to the fire place?)
I have no clue what other uses people might have for items like these and neither did the sales folks in the antique stores where I bought these surfaces; both asked me with a puzzled look on their face “What are you going to do with this?”
Unfortunately I don’t think that there is any quick and easy way to find surfaces like these, you’ll probably have to do what I did and that is visiting antique store after antique store hoping to find one that you like.
Below are a few photos in which I’ve used these two treasures. :)
From post Star Anise Cranberry Sauce.
From post Espresso Bourbon Truffles.
From post Maple Orange Chicken Wings.
From post Bourbon Balls.