Instagram can sometimes come up with some wonderful suggestions for photographers to follow and that’s how I discovered Beth Kirby’s portfolio. Also realised her blog is just as beautiful. Taking the information from her about page which states:
I’m a freelance photographer, stylist, writer, and recipe developer living in the Appalachian foothills of Tennessee. All of my work is inspired by the beauty of imperfection, the South, mysticism, slow living, and metaphor.
Shooting both film and digital in natural light, my work aims to capture small moments through prosaic, light driven photos. I’m largely inspired by the notion of finding the familiar in the foreign, by nesting wherever you go as well as conversely finding the exotic in the everyday, of traveling even when you’re at home. From cookery to cabinetry, coast lines to mountain ranges, I try to capture both a sense of intimacy, beauty, and adventure in all things, most especially the mundane. When I’m not behind the stove, lens, or keyboard I can usually be found combing farmers markets & flea markets alike in search of inspiration or cooking for friends in my kitchen or theirs
Nader Khouri and the teams he brings together produce authentic editorial and advertising imagery of food and people. From the beginning of his projects he focuses on having a well planned pre-production process to guide the shoot with a clear vision and goals. Whether it is putting together a mood board, shot list, or scouting before the shoot Nader and his team do what it takes to produce the compelling imagery clients are looking for. From having worked as a photojournalist for 10 years and 5 years in the commercial realm Nader now easily switches back and forth from the two. It was from telling people’s stories that he honed his ability to anticipate moments and combine them with special attention to composition and light. His work has been honored most recently in Communication Arts and the American Photographic Artist’s SF Something Personal exhibit. He is a San Francisco Bay Area native and loves discovering all the new restaurants and bars in San Francisco and Oakland. He makes sure to balance out his urban lifestyle by spending many weekends exploring the rivers and lakes in northern California.
Mark Lipczynski My last name is pronounced, “Lip-chin-ski.”
Arizona-based photographer Mark Lipczynski makes delicious-looking food photographs, both in his personal work and for the magazine he co-created, Bite. Lipczynski draws inspiration from “the parallels of art and life,” and likes to look for the hidden details that can be found in ordinary scenes.
Lipczynski’s personal photographs and work for Bite reflect how food photography can do more than just showcase a delicious meal. Lipczynski’s background in photojournalism helped him learn how to tell stories with his pictures. One of his signature methods is to pair images. He tells PDN via email, “sometimes two pictures together tell a more complete story better than one stand-alone image.” His diptychs all share a common element, whether it’s a similar color palette, tonality, mood or style of food. Lipczynski works with a consultant, Peter Dennen of Pedro+Jackie Photo Consultants, to edit his work and pair the images.
The photography in Bite combines Lipczynski’s passion for food and storytelling. He and his partner, Michelle Jacoby, work together to educate readers on the emerging food scene in Arizona. Their food magazine is the first of its kind in Arizona and highlights many new and reinvented bars and restaurants.
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Photographs Document Memorable Meals in Famous Fiction
Famous fiction has yielded both delectable and disgusting meals. Designer and writer Dianah Fried prepares food that appears in some literary classics like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. After assembling a dish like an avocado with crabmeat salad (from Slyiva Plath’s The Bell Jar), she art directs and documents the meal. A collection of these fascinating photographs are included in her book entitled Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals, published by Harper Collins. Of course, the images aren’t complete without the literary passages that made them unforgettable, as well as interesting facts about the author and novel, too
Fried’s project originally began as a short-term assignment while at the Rhode Island School of Design, but quickly grew into a larger undertaking. It soon had the near-vegetarian photographer preparing pig kidneys for Ulysses, and cooking bananas 11 ways as described in Gravity’s Rainbow. Sound disgusting? Maybe, but for the reader who loves food, Fictitious Dishes is the best of both worlds.
Passage from The Great Gatsby to accompany above photograph: “On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.”
Photography for Thinking
“Take a picture, it’ll last longer!” – Pee Wee Herman
I am an advertising and editorial photographer who uses simplicity, color and humor to interpret concepts and make powerfully graphic images for my clients. I grew up an Iowa boy, went to the University of Iowa and turned pro in 1995. My fine art training, coupled with a midwest can-do pragmatism and work ethic, make commercial photography a perfect fit for me. I love what I do. Photography has allowed me to carve out a small, wonderful corner of the world where I live and work with my wife, two daughters, some hermit crabs, three goldfish and a rescued Australian Shepherd Maltese mix.