Back in January I took some time to push some creative boundaries and capture some Fine Art Food Photography. It is always important to me to create some personal work every now and again and with the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition entry deadline coming up, it gave me a chance to design and create some images that are more fine art based.
So now that the competition has reached stage one and March is also National Nutrition Month, I thought I would share this work with you. I was unfortunate in that I did not get through to the shortlist for the competition, but I do at least have some great stock images in the portfolio. I entered 8 images in total and you can judge them for yourself here.
My aim with my few days of creativity was to create some images that were based around the vibrancy and colours of vegetables and the shape and textures of others. I did not want to head down the more dark, grungy, documentary style images that are very on trend at the moment, although I did create some images that were based around looking like still life paintings, with produce and backdrops merging together. I had a wonderful time experimenting with some new styles and ways of shooting and a week of veggies for dinner thanks to my random shopping trip to buy produce based on colour, shape, or texture. The standard in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition is exceptionally high and I am looking forward to viewing the winners when they are announced. For me, this was a chance to be creative and hopefully show clients what else can be captured when a little design and planning and thinking differently is brought in to the image process.