ITEM FIVE: The Black Plate

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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.

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Spring flower | Autumn soup

Wintery and Warm.

From the casserole shoot yesterday. Wintery and warm.
From the casserole shoot yesterday. Wintery and warm.

Working on a casserole collection project over the next two months for a client.  Perfect for winter.

Boring Political Debate Photos

Debate photos can be fun
Debate photos can be fun

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.