Thursday, August 28, 2008

she shoots food...and brides

i once dated a guy whose mother was a food stylist. one summer afternoon, we sat on his kitchen counter, plowing through a big bowl of the sweetest, ripest, most perfect, strawberries. each one more perfect than the one before.
photo cred:dulcelife on flickr
it wasn't until we had about drained the bowl, that we found out his mother had spent the entire day, sorting and preening each one of those berries for a photoshoot~scheduled for that evening. oops. we were summarily sent off to every market in the area buying up all the strawberries we could find. { she was sort of grouchy about it} usually, it takes hours of prep time and myriad little tricks-of-the-trade to produce exquisite food photos like these. but making them look effortless and fresh without all the bells and whistles, is a whole other art in itself. photographer jennifer causey is the eye behind this stunning, salivatable {new word} work. who knew crumbs could look so beautiful?
jennifer also takes some pretty spankin' shots of interiors/vignettes AND does weddings.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

My parents owned a catering business. Food display was very important. I loved the pics in this post! Talent!

beachbungalow8 said...

i agree with you. it's not as easy as it looks either.

rinse*repeat said...

suddenly...i am so hungry...

thanks for the craveables! :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh Boy-o-Boy...I dunno what I love more....the food or the decor shots!

Funny strawberry story! havin' fun perusing your blog!!

LilaRuby said...

beautiful!

Visual Vamp said...

OMG you and the BF are so lucky those berries weren't shelacked with something nasty to preserve them!!! I have done a bit of food styling, and man it's hard, and a true art form onto istself. And I have styled a ton of wedding stuff too, and done zillions of weddings. I really appreciate Jennifer's talent and beautiful work.

Helena/room and serve said...

Lovely photos and great inspiraion!

coco+kelley said...

i was JUST having a conversation with a friend of mine about this ~ styling and photographing foods has got to be incredibly tough! it can't sit too long, and there's a lot more to it than just the food too. but at least you don't have to deal with models!

beachbungalow8 said...

vis vamp, i KNOW she used to spray veggies and fruit with pam. dish soap in coffee,juice etc to create little bubbles at the surface. so, yes we were lucky.

c+k such a great gig if you can do it and get it.

this vignette said...

Thanks for adding to my list of food pornographers. I think I will just take up bulimia. Here is my fave:

http://thisisnaive.com/

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Sigh, I wish I could learn their tricks!

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