Wednesday, December 7, 2016
I'm creating food photography with my digital class right now, and I am asking them to pursue several choices for the type of food photo they present. While attractive food photos work well to increase your visual pleasure with food, they may not offer everything they could.
For me, this image tells a story of food already savored, mixed into a combination of textures and flavors that are meant to enhance one another. It isn't a particularly difficult task to metaphor that statement into a visual interpretation, where the mixture and variety of color, variety of directions of movement of the shapes both small and larger, the linear etched areas in the background, and even the large shape of the fork, tied to the rest of the image through the debris on its surface all adding to that metaphor for taste.
Finally, the division of the image diagonally, with the almost entirely devoured upper left side and the not quite completely consumed lower right side, offer a slight leap in time to two different points in the consumption of a meal.