It’s not often I attempt food photography and even less frequent make any serious attempt. Armed with my trusted iPhone the results are often debatable and highly questionable. Although I have no business being anywhere near the world of food preparation occasionally I’m a tourist snapping the odd photo.
Presented here may be my most credible venture into food photography so be kind in any possible critique. My ego bruises easily. 🤣
Interestingly enough my art rarely reflects actual people. There’s the odd suggestion or even a rough outline but that’s as far as it gets. It’s likely because do much of my efforts have been directed towards the abstract and exploring whatever the eye can’t readily see.
My foray into photography during the off season from painting have allowed me to explore that world with a great deal of amazement. The variety of styles and subject matters has almost left me speechless. There’s no inclination to switch from painting over but the adventure so far has been good to recharge the batteries.
I should be ready to display the first painting of 2021 in several weeks time once I’m almost sure it’s completed. Ironically enough I’ll have to photograph the finished work to post it anywhere.
Here’s a picture taken a few years ago of a man seated smoking in Hamburg, Germany. What I wouldn’t give to find out what he was thinking at that very moment.
In the midst of our current situation it’s understandable how the thoughts of many wander towards a wish list of what they’d like to do once free to roam about. I’m certainly no exception. There may be a long list of places near and far I’d like to explore; some for the first time and others to refresh my memory of the vistas. Until we all can realize this moment here’s a little something to hopefully help us all through. Can you guess the location?
Thought now would be a good time to show everyone what I do throughout the more hospitable months of the year. As soon as the weather warms up and the sun is high I’m occupied outdoors half the time working on a canvas or two. Usually the pattern is earlier layers of any given work are created indoors then allowed a minimum two weeks to dry. Then it’s out where the indirect sunshine works best and each painting is eventually finished. Overall the effort pays off despite mounting uncertainty at times during the project.
The above gem measures 36″ wide by 48″ tall. The effect of color in combination with imagery worked out well for this final effort late 2020.
While being no expert at photography by a long shot I can appreciate any novelty when it comes up. Such is the case with photos shot in a panoramic style. While my experience in this area is limited the occasional attempt can be interesting as the results usually vary. Here’s just one example…