I enjoy capturing images of food because I believe that it is a part of everyday life and that it gets overlooked. People eat food everyday to survive and many don't even stop to think about it. With my photos I want people to stop and really take in the beauty of food. Many times pictures of food are very unrealistic and fake looking but my goal was to make food look more realistic. When I look at food I like to look at its presentation and with my photos I try to show the presentation of excellent looking food without physically having it in front of you and not having to taste it.I have a few goals and aspirations. One of my goals is to take a photo that makes people want to almost eat the photo and say that looks good enough to eat! Another goal is to take pictures of food in various ways and capturing the simple things within an item and making it more complex. Every piece of food is different and I want my photography to show that. Another goal is to have a picture that is worth 1000 words for people to stop and take notice of.
Throughout the course of my work I take my camera with me in most of the places I go just in case I see something that captures my eye. When I find a few pictures that I enjoy, I upload them and put them into Photoshop to see what kind of editing they need. I hope to capture an image that doesn't need editing and yet captures the eye but that is very rare. I decide on how the picture should look based on my own opinions and not the opinions of others. The materials I use are food and I play around with it until I get an image that I think looks correct. When I see a food that looks good or compelling I look to see from which angle to take the picture. I enjoy taking pictures of foods that people don't see often because it makes the picture more interesting.
This piece is my most current work, which is a collage. This collage is the story of how a cupcake is made. It shows the different steps of making a cupcake and how something simple can change into something more. My current work starts out with a bowl full of batter with blue swirls in it and then the cupcake being iced. The last image is the final result which is the cupcake iced and ready to be eaten. I think that this work will draw the eye in from beginning to end which is why I chose it. Throughout my life I had made all different treats like cupcakes and I always thought that it had a creative side to it that could be captured. I brought my work to a whole new level by doing this collage because it took all of my skills as a photographer to produce it. I played around with many tools and images in Photoshop to find what I was looking for. Once I found the image that I wanted, I decided to play around with that image more to see if I could improve on it in anyway. When I came out with my final product I was very content about the way my image came out and others seemed to agree with me. I really enjoyed doing this piece of work and I hope to produce more pieces like it!