My amazing friend Kathleen Korst studies the culinary arts at The Art Institute of Salt Lake City. Her thing? English food.
Prior to meeting Kathleen I never knew much about this genre of food (other than an occasional scone here and there) nor met someone as passionate about making and presenting it. And she’s contagious. Just having her in my kitchen made things light up, even though we used limited window light to create an overall sense of moodiness to the photographs. We both fed off the other’s creativity to make the images you see here.
You may have noticed that my typical lighting style generally uses less shadowing, so this made for a great experiment to add to both of our portfolios. I love how the scone with cream photograph coincides with my interpretation of morning as the day begins to slowly come out of the shadows into the first bit (or is that bite?) of light. I’m also partial to the soup shot with the Boddington’s glowing behind it, warming up a winter day.
Overall, we both had a great time partnering our skills together to try a new fusion of culinary and photography. The best recipe for creativity combines fun, experimentation and teamwork. Of course, a generous dollop of whipped cream helps a little, too. Cheers!