One of the fun things about being a food photographer is that I get to experiment a lot. The Bounty of Oregon project is one of my favorite experiments. It’s a series of photographs and videos that I’ve made in collaboration Jeremy Dunham our in-house videographer/guru, conceived to feature local ingredients in their natural state and then prepared in some sort of appetizing dish.
We have done a few other videos in this series with Oregon produce as the hero. They included local morels, and apples that were grown, hand picked and styled by food stylist, Carol Ladd.
Now we are onto Eggs… Steve Cherry’s Chickens’ eggs to be exact. If you all don’t know Steve, he is the President and another talented photographer at Polara Studio.
Carol Ladd was our food stylist to shoot this series of eggs. We chose to use both a Canon 7D and the now ubiquitous Canon 5D MKII for video. Jeremy worked some great camera moves utilizing Polara’s new jib that let’s the camera literally fly over the set in any kind of motion arc required. But, like most great food photography, it was designed not only to make the food look beautiful but to make the viewer want to eat it, which it certainly accomplished for us.