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At this very moment, I’m registering myself into the International Culinary Photography Festival set to be held in Paris, November 6th-15th of this year.

It has me so nervous, I’ve been putting it off all month long!…that makes perfect sense right?!…just go with it.

The theme for the event is “seafood” – which is great, except that I needed to register with images of seafood before June 30th.  I don’t have any archived photos of seafood, and I am in the middle of the US, fast food nation really…fresh seafood is not in abundance here.

So, I had to get a little creative, and hope that this is just a place holder until I can get to the good stuff at Pike Place.

Here’s what I came up with (I know I can do better…)

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Let me know what you think?  I may have a chance to redeem myself later on – any ideas of what I SHOULD shoot for Paris?! 🙂

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My BF is pretty amazing.  For many different reasons – one of which being that he loves to make things from scratch.  We have fresh homemade bread in the house nearly every week, and there’s always the chance of finding a new concoction for dinner every other night.

So it was no real surprise when he decided to make ice cream on a Friday afternoon.  We voted on mixed berry over lavender/coconut – although I might convince him to make the latter in a few weeks.  And we made sure to grab some raspberries at the store later that evening, to accompany his most recent creation.

The results were pretty heavenly!  This is not your “trying to watch your figure” ice cream, this is full fat – heavy cream kind of heavenly…with a few fresh berries to make you feel better about yourself.

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Yum!

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I had someone ask me not too long ago what has been the most interesting food item that I have shot so far in my career.  That’s one of those moments where my mind goes blank, and I suddenly forget what my middle name is.

But now I think I have my answer: cereal.

I’m not quite sure what it is about cereal that intrigues me… Maybe it’s the texture?… Perhaps it’s the countless possibilities it holds in composition and form?  Or it could just be fun to shoot, plain and simple.

Here are some behind the scenes images of a shoot I did this weekend in my daylight studio.

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I have a new appreciation for Elmer’s glue, it looks more like milk than milk itself!  It’s a beautiful thing.

My cat however found out the hard way that “you don’t jump onto ‘mom’s’ set.”  Glue, water, and cereal went EVERYWHERE – he still has dried glue patches on his fur… no animals or dishes were harmed during the making of this photo shoot.

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I have yet to make that trip…you know the one where you backpack around Italy, stay in hostels, and have a diet of just nutella and toast?  Okay, maybe I’d include olives, pasta, and pizza in that diet plan…but you don’t need much else!

I’m a member of a photo group on Flickr called ‘Still Life with…:Remakes’ created by the lovely, Lara Ferroni.  I could go on and on about how lovely Lara is, she really is a superb role model in this food photography world – and she’s from Seattle!!! (about 10 extra brownie points!)

Our first challenge, nutella, and getting just the ‘right’ swirly spread action going.  Mad props to those that can get this right the first time!  But no complaints here, the more nutella that I had to spread, the more nutella I would get to eat! (just gearing up for my ‘trip’ – I’m ready for you Italy!)

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