Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe there are only 11 days left in 2013?? Crazytown. This year has been a whirlwind of change and creativity. I probably won’t be posting much between now and New Years but wanted to take the time today to wish you all the happiest of holidays and an amazing new year! Also, I want to brag a bit about my staff food photographer (a.k.a. the husband).
If you look back to my earlier posts on this blog (I almost don’t want you to!) you can see how far the photography has come. In the beginning I was content with crappy iPhone pics with horrible lighting and styling, they are pretty darn awful. I’m a little embarrassed they are even on my blog, but hey, it’s kind of great to have a timeline of just how far I’ve come. In a way it gives me a sense of pride that I have actually been able to evolve in this journey.
I absolutely could not have done this without the help of my husband and his amazing photography skills. He’s the type of guy that can pick up a new hobby and almost instantaneously be amazing at it (kinda makes me love him and hate him at the same time). He was always into photography, but food photography is a completely different ballgame, and as soon as he put his mind into wanting to be good at it, he improved by about 10 million percent. You can even see his progression on this blog as well.
When I decided to make Fellowship of the Vegetable the main focus of my time and energy, I realized that I needed much better photos. Once I saw how cool great pics looked on the blog, and how fun it was to style the shoots, it actually challenged me to be more creative in the recipes I was making. I started to think about how they would look in photographs and the whole experience became that much more fun.
Sometimes when he’s not available, I still have to take my own photos, which aren’t even remotely as good as his, but are WAY better than the iPhone days (you can tell which photos are his by the ZE-Photo watermark in the corner). I just try to imagine what he would do and imitate as best I can.
Not only does he do food photography, but he also does amazing portraits, concept pieces and random shots. He and his friend are even launching a year long human interest photojournalism project on January 1st called Fifty-two Faces. You guys should really check out his website, he’s pretty fantastic at what he does, and I’m not even saying that because I’m married to him! ZE Photo