I have been dying to share this new work with you! Master food stylist @charlotteomnes
and I collaborated on this series: We gathered interesting food products and kitchen tools, and assembled them into vignettes based on a whimsical or eye-catching central object. We created distinctive groupings of food and objects that reminded us of classical still life paintings. As you can tell we were heavily inspired by Irving Penn.
I always wondered why there isn’t much BW food photography out there, and after I finished this personal project, I understand why! Light, shadow and arrangement are especially challenging when you’re working in black and white.
PS. If you are near NYC make sure to visit the fabulous Irving Penn Centennial at the @metmuseum #stilllife #blackandwhite #foodart ##thedenatbigleo #irvingpenn