Food and photography – they’re both big interests of mine, but I rarely combined the two. Why? Quite frankly, eating food takes priority over photographing it.
Then I noticed the uncooked off-cuts and inedible bits could be camera fodder.
In Design and the Play Instinct, Paul Rand espoused how important rules are to creativity, and I fully subscribe to this theory. So I developed some rules for these photos:
- Photos should be taken with a cameraphone (after initial testing).
- Items should not be strategically placed or arranged for the photo – they must be put together with little regard for composition and only minor rearrangements are permitted.
- Shots must only make use of ambient lighting – ie available daylight and/or ceiling lights; no extra lighting is permitted.
- Only minor cropping and editing is allowed – the posted image must closely resemble the original.
- Rules may be bent, broken or changed if necessary to allow for variation.