New Year, new resolution. Stay on top of updating my blog. I haven’t been very good at that lately. So here goes.
Most of the work I do here in my studio is food focused. I shoot mostly with commercial clients and my specialty is food photography. One of the things I try to do at least quarterly is to take some time away from the more commercially inclined work I do and carve out some time, typically a week, to shoot creatives that give me a chance to try out new techniques or creative concepts. Sometimes this work falls under the category of food photography, other times not. The main goal here is to play around, and create work that I typically don’t get to do on the jobs i’m working on.
I think it’s really important for photographers to make time to do this, especially when they are busy and running a successful studio. If you don’t, it’s easy to fall back into a certain creative complacency and your growth can become stunted.
The first series I shot is titled Steam Bath. The goal here was to create atmospheric shots while maintaining a minimalist approach. I think we achieved this quite nicely. Really the only propping elements in these shots are reflection and atmosphere.
I’ll be posting more shots from my creative week in the coming days. All of these shots were done with stylist Madeleine Johari, my wife and creative collaborator.