Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Photography Practice

Just a small collection of the food I've photographed from my own kitchen. I am looking at the end of the year and wondering, after 51 posts to www.amgerman.wordpress.com if this is something that I enjoy enough to keep doing. Retrospection can be such a pain.

I love this. I have always loved food. And I have always loved writing. Now that I am getting better at the photography aspect I am more comfortable with this. Am I comfortable with calling myself a food photographer? Not just yet. Am I comfortable with the concept of an identity change away from visual arts (canvas and the like)? No.

I want to see myself as an artist. I miss getting my hands dirty and playing in paint. But I also have to acknowledge that I may never have the ability to live on my own and have the space to work with. I can make my tiny kitchen work to crank out this stuff. But I need a little more room for the art that I do in paint and canvas. I also need to not feel like I am always in the way when I work. 

Still so much to consider. But there is always the art of creative cooking! 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Studio Lighting

The weird weather has made it mandatory to find a way to do studio lighting. The only sunny days which would have given me the perfect light for the dramatic food shoots have been my work days. And the sun dashes behind shelves of clouds the second I get in my car. No point in racing home for a photo shoot. What cop would believe that was why I was speeding home?

There are cupcakes languishing in the fridge waiting for their close up and the grey days keep piling on. Gotta do something so we can eat the last 4 tempting treats.

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