Back to food with a few still lives around winter vegetables. I found this beautiful scale at a car boot sale recently and couldn’t wait to shoot it. But first I had to get the right background, which was solved with this wood table that I built from wood pieces picked up in the street (the finishing oil gives it a really lovely colour). And obviously the vegetables had to look really good. I went to Panzers in Saint John’s Wood for inspiration as they are renowned for always having great looking products. I wasn’t disappointed, the artichokes especially were amazing. Naturally you would wonder what to do with so many vegetables left over (onions in particular, I had bought tons of them). With my parents coming for dinner, I thought I’d try a new recipe. I made a pot-roast beef with French onion gravy, which received more praises than I ever had! You can find the recipe here.
Those are a couple of shots taken last week in my studio. I thought the splashes of pink and bright tones against the dark background worked quite well.
More food photography to come very soon!
Morocco is an amazing country with no less amazing art de vivre: the richness of the architecture, the skillful craftsmanship of the many indoors and outdoors ornaments, the refinement of the interiors, decoration and objects are the mark of a highly sophisticated culture and civilisation. The mauresque and Andalusian influences repeatedly show through monuments, such as the University of Al Karaouine, or palaces-turned-hotels for instance, making for a sense of majesty and simplicity at the same time.
Recently I was struck by the diversity of styles, colours, heights and shapes of the Parisian doors. You can simply walk for a little while between République, Arts et Métiers and le Marais, and in those 20 minutes, you will capture a great deal of architectural wonders. To be fair, I am not so picky, and I like a little bit of everything; doors that are impressive by their height, magnificent by their intricate design, doors that almost blind you by their bright and somewhat unexpected tones, doors that get one to wonder what’s hiding behind… I think those are my favourite kind of doors, they awaken the child inside me, always ready to fantasize about other people’s lives, and always ready to make up stories about them!