Today has been a highly rewarding but frustrating day. I had no idea that photographing syrup could be so hard. Did you know that it sort of stops being syrupy? I spent most of the time pouring it over different flavoured waffles I'd made, and then having to re-do it a couple of minuets later. I also slightly froze the berries used in the shoot. The redcurrants were just a little too squishy so I wanted to freeze them up a bit for handling. I like the finished photograph but I feel like something is missing from the image. Maybe it's because it's not what I would necessarily want to shoot. To me food is an over-indulgent, messy, happy thing. It's about a bunch of people around a table with too much food and too much wine (if there even is such a thing) Due to having to have five different approaches, this approach was supposed to be clean with minimal background props going on. Just the plate of food. Maybe that is the problem. If I had my way the table would be covered in plates of waffles piled high with fruit and syrup. There would glasses of juice, utensils lying around and linens tucked under tableware. It would be a family breakfast table full of all the hecticness that comes with having a family breakfast.
Maybe I will do that shoot anyway.