For this set of photographs, I decided to focus on my kitchen, but give it a black-and-white treatment. I mostly did closeup shots, except in a few cases, to limit the frame to the subject at hand and not clutter things up and cause distractions.
I almost got rid of the soup can, on the thinking that this would be interpreted as Warhol-esque. But it was there, and I figured, might as well be honest that I like the occasional Campbell’s with a peanut butter sandwich.
I also used a variety of B&W treatments here, depending on the exact subject. This one was a red filter, but some others used blue, or just darkened, or otherwise manipulated. I’m not set on any one style, just what suits the purpose at hand best.
Hey, I live near Gilroy, so yeah, there’s a lot of garlic. That and it makes up for a childhood without it (parental allergy, boo!).
And yes, TWO knife racks. Too many knives … but they all come in handy, or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.
This shoot was done right after I cooked lunches for the week, and have ingredients on hand for morning juicing, so this thing is packed.
And did I mention I like to cook? Sadly, this is not all the spices … they are also in a cupboard and two drawers, and the whole room’s spices are alphabetized clockwise (really). I’m mental like that.
Next time, either patio or bar!
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