I did 2 shoots recently for different magazines Both involved shooting food. But they were very different indeed...
Potato and Leek Soup.
Tower of meringue and strawberry.
The Carnivore interior.
Traditional is always in fashion.
One was for Inspired Bride magazine and was shooting wedding cakes. This was a relaxed shoot with the art director on hand for consultation and the cake's makers hanging around and we slowly and carefully made the images. There are bright and airy.
The second was for Joburg Style and was a shoot at the legendary Carnivore Restaurant out side of Johannesburg in Muldersdrift. This shoot was more of a "go and bring back a lot of great images and don't make the food look too gross cause, you know, it's all meat on a skewer" type of thing. These images came out dark and contrasty and rich.
Interestingly, the cake shoot was also done in Muldersdrift at a venue called Oakfield Farm, the makers of the magazine. The two shoots were months apart but then happened a stones throw away from each other.
I shot the cakes with a Canon 5Dmk2 and mostly the 50mm F1.4 lens and the Carnivore shoot was done on an Olympus OM-D EM5 with the 17mm F2.8 and the 45mm F1.8.