Two different takes on GMO food for Details magazine
food & beverage
We’ve had people ask if the food was real and/or if the picture was a Photoshop composite. It was all real and all in camera.
*Note from Robin: This is ALL Adam.
Erin Mayes from EmDash had a super fun assignment for us. Shoot dorm food. Make it look epic and yummy. This was for a story about chefs reinventing their favorite dorm foods they made while attending Denison University.
I wish I would have been so creative with making grilled cheese 10 years ago.
Once a month we get to shoot a featured cocktail for Spirit magazine (and slowly increase the size of our home bar).
Below are some images from the March issue of Details. Obviously it’s fun to play with a human skeleton and cocktails during a shoot. But for this project most of my energy went into the Elimination Nation story.
We were asked to create images that violently object to certain foods. I had recently acquired some Einstein strobes from Paul C Buff that fire a flash duration as fast as 1/13,500 of a second. Putting Profoto to shame (sorry, a little photo dork talk here). It was a great excuse to give them a try. We used firecrackers to blow up bundles of wheat. In some of our frames you can see the actual fire crackers exploding, and the fragments are nearly razor sharp. I like these little lights a lot! Thanks to the Strobist for a great recommendation.
Here are the rest of the outtakes for the February issue of Details magazine. This story was about a pescitarian diet, so we got a lot of fish. What you don’t see from these pictures are the two little bulldogs that were dancing around just off set hoping something would slip and fall to the floor.
The Dairy Council of California approached our good friend and wonderful art director & designer Emily Kimbro to create a brochure for them. And lucky for me, Emily asked if we’d help come up with some photos for her project.
We shot a whole bunch of stuff, but some of my favorites (as usual) will never see the print press. So I get to share them here. I’m a fan of moody splashes of milk flying across the studio, but maybe moody doesn’t sell milk?
However the images at the bottom are ingredients for making chai, swirling around in simmering milk. Those did make the cut, and are some of my favorites (best smelling) from the day.
Now that that’s done, and I have ten more gallons of milk… if I only had a good recipe for milk steak….