My Food Photographs as Art ~ A Homage to My T1i

by Lynne on February 10, 2013

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Fig Salad with Walnuts and Mint

Well, here I am without a camera. On Friday, my trusty Canon Rebel T1i was sent off to the Canon Factory Hospital for a diagnosis and an estimate. I knew something was wrong when I had to shoot those Orange Biscotti on two different days, taking about 100 photos and none of them were in focus. Not one. The images on the post are the result of heavy Photoshop manipulation and they still look awful. So with a heavy heart, I knew the little guy needed help. For all I know, it may be terminal. I was told it may be technical, or maybe the CPU is compromised. The amount to fix it may be more than the poor little camera body is worth. In which case, I may have to buy a new camera. *Sniff* But let’s not think about that right now, before we have the diagnosis.

My T1i has been my best friend for over three years, constantly at my side, a magical collaborator in my photography, who always told me the truth, no matter what. If my food or food styling looked like crap, it showed me so in no uncertain terms. Like a best friend who, out of love tells you, you need to lose ten pounds or that hair color makes you look like a skank. My T1i was also part of a beautiful duet, like two sitting at a piano, playing in sync and that incredible moment when the last note is played perfectly together. In this case creating a photograph that is a work of art, which wouldn’t have existed without the contribution of both.

Whether my T1i will come home safe and sound, or need to be retired, I would like to present these ten images in homage to my brilliant partner, without whom….

Imagine them blown up into 4×6-foot photos (or larger) that will be hung on the immense white walls of my penthouse loft, illuminated by the wall of floor-to-ceiling south-facing windows. Or they will be the artwork on the walls of my up-and-coming restaurant. Use your imagination. Think big.

Truffled Avocado Mousse ~ Trufflepalooza 2012


Studio Light Photography with Christina Peters 1


Summer Savory Stuffed Mushrooms from Grace-Marie's Kitchen


Twirly Lemon Butter Cookies


Pecorino Romano Meatballs and Spaghetti


Mini Tart Shells, Food Art & an Optical Ilusion


Checkerboard Cookies


The Ultimate Grilled Cheese


Twisted Cookies ~ With Rolled-In Sugar

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Cathy @ She Paused 4 Thought February 11, 2013 at 11:28 am

So sorry to hear about your Canon. I hope they are able to fix it. I am such a big fan of your photography, no matter what camera you use. Anybody who can make spaghetti and meatballs look pretty in a photo is a winner in my book!

Tracy Glover February 13, 2013 at 4:42 am

Your photos are stunning. Do you use special lighting or is your house naturally well-lit?

Lentil Breakdown February 14, 2013 at 8:17 pm

If I were your camera, I’d be tired too. Look at all the things you made that bad boy do! Congrats!! You’re a true pro with stunning results!

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