Mom, I don’t understand it. Why do they pay you to bring them food when they are actually taking photographs of food? Isn’t it a big waste?
The Bunn had come along to help me carry away my dishes from my lunchtime catering for a photographic shoot. She saw the detritus from the day’s stills; beautiful giant slices of pizza, mouthwatering shots of glorious, gleaming molten cheese and jewel;-like vegetables …
I explained (in a very rambling fashion that lead her to roll her eyes) how food stylists use tricks to make food look good for the camera. This funny child of mine was doubly enraged; by the waste of food and by the ethics of the matter. We got home and she went straight to the computer and soon called me to read this excellent article on the ethics. I’m quite proud of the kid.
That said, I am resolved to upping my food photos and have renewed my promise to myself that I will replace my point and shoot camera with a DSLR and a good lens as soon as I can afford it. But I will never resort to dirty tricks. After all, some food simply cannot made to look good.
Trivia of the day:
I just realised that on this date, 25 years ago, I got married for the first time. Also on this date back in 1947 B.F. Goodrich announced the development of the tubeless tire. Neither very exciting events, hey?