Christian Bendel was the photographer chosen to document an exclusive event for Montblanc in Hamburg.
The assignment was to capture an after-work event in the client’s Hamburg store. Montblanc invited a calligraphy artist from Berlin who did live lettering on the windows and some of the brand’s products.
A number of customers were also invited for an after-work drink and to join the live art session, while having the chance to view new products and to meet the artist in the usual “meet and greet”.
Christian was contacted to document the days surrounding the event. First via mail to check the first important details, as availability and general ideas for the happening, and afterwards via phone for further information and more specific details.
The job process was simple and the set-up of the shooting uncomplicated:
First of all, a cross-section out of my portfolio that fitted the client needs and expectations was necessary. After the job was fixed, it required the necessary equipment, a cost estimate, and planning for the shooting day.
Besides my general knowledge, it was required the best implementation of catching spontaneous moments, and getting in touch with the artist and customers while avoiding being too present at the same time.
In general it has been a regular job. The assignment duration was about 6-7 hours for the one day, so a normal timing for a shooting day.
It stood out through the presence of the artist and the possibility to add my work a second level due to the Letter Art on the surfaces of glass, leather and plastic. The overall experience has been positive and I would surely work again with the client.
Christian Bendel is a 36-year-old freelance photographer living in Hamburg. His start in photography came through his dad. In his early childhood, he was the one who inspired him to take pictures, although just for a hobby at the time. After some years, Christian decided to stop his current path and follow what his dad unknowingly initiated two decades ago.
Christian is also an outdoor lover and traveller, always curious for adventures all around the world. Being outside in the nature grounds him and lets him experience time and space differently.
In this fast paced world, we can hardly do it all. We perceive the things that happen but replace them with something new in a fraction of a second. Nature works differently, everything here has its time.