ITEM ELEVEN: The Egg Cup. Like a corseted Victorian, what this new egg cup of mine lacks in practicality, it makes up for in elegance. 25 cents at the thrift store (whose name I was recently encouraged not to reveal lest people swarm in and grab all the good stuff), the egg cup almost seems like a throwback to an earlier food time before the fear of salmonella cast a shadow over the soft-boiled egg. Fear not, I know this chicken and her blue eggs, photographed here in Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico.
ITEM TEN: The Black Bowl. Scratched enough to show texture, though not so much as to be distracting, I found this black bowl at the Goodwill for $2.00. The key with using black dishes in food photographs is to manage the void, not let it consume the photo. Sometimes you want a range of shades reflecting the lighting and contrasting the food. This slightly over-grilled drumstick is a perfect example of the way texture can be reflected with black. Shot right here in a shady spot in Albuquerque, New Mexico and eaten promptly after.
ITEM EIGHT: The Rooster Glass. While not something I would normally stock the studio with, the Rooster Glass was given to me last night at the Red Wagon Urban Farm fundraiser by my friend Persephone who has been following my New Dish Project and bought it especially for my collection. Thank you, Persephone! It is a welcome addition, shot today with a strawberry yogurt parfait here in Old Town Albuquerque New Mexico, where people are starting to notice that some guy keeps walking around the plaza photographing food in various locations.
Shooting for the first day of the Casserole Club with a delicious Healthy Chicken Parm Casserole over whole wheat pasta with panko, local roasted tomato sauce, grilled chicken and Buffalo mozzarella. Tasty!