Edible minimalism

by Helen Hooker December. 12, 2016 1366 views

Sometimes it's just too grey and dreary outside to be bothered with outdoor photography and today was one of those days.  I made the effort to go out to do our weekly food shop (mostly because the fridge was empty!) and inspiration struck as I unpacked the goodies I'd bought.  Edward Weston's pepper photos are iconic and I did have a go at creating my own take on them a couple of years ago.   On that occasion I felt my colour photos worked best so today I grabbed a green pepper from the shopping and took some photos with the express intention of converting them to monochrome.  Last time I tried this experiment I used a torch for illumination but today I went with flash.  I found this made me more creative as I was able to shoot handheld and sculpt the light by using a small softbox, changing the strength and proximity of the light until I got the result I wanted.  I dare say no one would want to offer me $341,000 (the sum Weston's 'Pepper No.30' sold for in 2014) for my pepper but I'm still quite pleased with the dramatic, low key result of my experiment!

12 December 2016


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Sara G 2 years, 10 months ago

Yes, dramatic look..makes an ordinary pepper look unique.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Sara G 2 years, 10 months ago

Thank you Sara!

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 10 months ago

Nice work! Great caption!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Jay - glad you like it!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Helen Hooker 2 years, 10 months ago

:=D

Cheers!

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