ITEM FIVE: The Black Plate. Just a short 15 mile bike ride north-east of Albuquerque is the Goodwill store on Paseo del Norte, where I found this black plate for $1.99. What has become a staple for food photographers, the black plate frames colorful food, like this guacamole with red chile, green onion and corn tostadas, beautifully. Shot on a bench in Old Town one block from the studio, the black plate is a welcome and necessary addition to the food photography collection here in New Mexico.
As a kick off to Bacon Week here in Rochester, I joined the Stuart Badasso Show to talk about my shoot in a Mennonite slaughterhouse and some of the upcoming bacon-related photos I’m working on this week. Check out the show here- http://www.stuartbedasso.com/2014/06/new-show-clarkes-bacon-week.html
Working on a casserole collection project over the next two months for a client. Perfect for winter.
Over the years I have shoot more photos of politicians just sitting there talking than I ever care to remember. Finding a way to make it fresh is rare. Yesterday’s shoot of the only debate of the three Rochester mayoral candidates I feel pretty good about.
Most of the animals I get to photograph are cooked, but when a zine editor asked me to photograph him with George “The Animal” Steele I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see a 76 year-old wrestler attack a zine editor in a suburban bookstore.
The heatwave in Rochester last week rendered my studio the melting point of chocolate; a problem not often encountered as a food photographer in Rochester. Better shooting today.
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