I love dark chocolate. I wanted to approach the minimalist style to bring the viewer's focus to the subject, nothing else. I used mostly natural light from the left and added a slight fill light for the face of the chocolate to show off the texture. I intentionally left a bit of chocolate on the negative space. Don't you thin, it gives you a space to think deeper about the chocolate? It's a little bit of Wabi-Sabi. Ha, I'm always a Japanese even living in the US for 25 years. Thank you, Foodelia for another award.
Blackberries contain a wide array of important nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium, as well as vitamins A, C, E, and B vitamins. They are also a rich source of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that give blackberries their deep purple color.
I re-created a still-life painting by artist Javier Mulio for a drinks photography challenge. It was both fun and challenging trying to recreate the mood and lighting. A nice surprise was capturing the tiny droplet suspended in mid-air. A case of art imitating life imitating art!
I had some gorgeous artisan raspberry jam leftover from a shoot for a local business. I had this image in my head but had never made peanut butter bars before. To my astonishment they didn't fall apart upon cutting them (tip - use a really hot knife and slice from chilled). I used natural light for this shot, something I'm not overly comfortable with. I'm a control freak and prefer strobes. I love how the light catches the jam and the simplicity of the colour palette. They were a delight to eat afterward too.
I created this image for a silver color collaboration I participated in on Instagram. I thought it would be a super simple shot, as the composition is minimal. However, it turns out that straight-edged bottles are extremely hard to photograph. It took a lot of manipulation and a lot of readjustment of lights to get the bottle lit properly.
I love how succulent this dish looks and the vibrance of it is undeniable.
Fresh edible flowers that complement the berries against the dark promise of the chocolate sauce just says 'licking optional, though highly recommended'!
Shot for a popular local cafe producing terrific food to a market that demands a health conscious offering - while ordering just the opposite! Taste vs tone. It's an ageless battle. ;-)
I used this ingredients for ice pops. I brought everything to the table and they looked so beautiful together. Again, purple and yellow are colors that do well together. I just was there and took the picture of something that is naturally beautiful. I love the tiny shiny specular light in the blackberries.
This photo was taken in the very famous vegetarian Restaurant in Vienna called TIAN. Its Chef de Cuisine, Paul Ivić is very famous in the Austrian vegetarian and vegan scene. Actually, we shot all the dishes from above. This dish fascinated me in its simplicity and at the same time in the exciting arrangement of the ingredients when seen from the frontal perspective.
Pavlova with a Middle Eastern touch..! The cream is totally vegan flavored with fresh dates. As fruits, I chose blackberries and citrus fruits to balance the sweetness of the meringue, which also has a pinch of cocoa powder to give it a slightly beige color.
This photo was an experiment with composition and lighting. The aim was to photograph raw fish on ice, but in a more artistic kind of way than how you see them at the market. Schools of fish swimming in unison are so fascinating, so here is my take on a school of fish diving down into the ocean, away from the light.