Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy New Beginnings 2012

Cheers and Proseco

 A little thing called life keeps interfering in my plans to write. I have to many irons in the fire so to speak and need to stream line my efforts.

But alas that is what the New Year is for. Time to get it together and work on our shortcomings. Do the things we have been talking about and never get to.

For me I have been focusing on the photography. I have a passion for photography. I have loved photography for as long as I can remember. The first camera I recall was a Brownie camera. Dark brown and square. Putting the film in and winding it. The most distinct memory I have of the camera  is the sound the shutter made. It was serious. Strong and to the point. I also remember the pictures being square too.

I love the magic that happens in photography.

I was looking at an old Julia Child book, The Way To Cook, the other day looking for some reference information on hard boiled eggs when I noticed the food photography. Whoa have we come a long way since the 70's. Everything looked gray to me. Food styling was stiff and the food looked inedible.

I still love the book because it is after all Julia.

Fast forward to today. I think the food photography is so exciting. It is real and vibrant. Food is the fashion model. For me the beauty of the food is in the respect you have for it. When I see a beautiful piece of fruit or prepare something I have affinity for it shows in the work.

Some of my favorite shots are the beauty in a simplistic item showed in it's glory like the clementines or the green tomatoes from past posts. When shots are over thought they don't seem to work as well to me.

So my goal in the new year is to keep pushing boundaries with my photography.

Always learning, always changing, never staying still.


  1. Thanks for leaving the comment, I'm flattered! Not being a food stylist or photographer, I find it a real compliment. Good Day!

  2. Welcome Gina! Thanks for visiting my kitchen!