Last month's theme was definitely a challenge! And there were some fantastic entries, all of which were an improvement over the original NYT photo... not only in terms of the quality of the photo, but also the overall food presentation, like this shot from the Reluctant Housewife, who decided to focus on the geometry of the dish. I went a different way, and went for a more natural look:
This month I've got a new one for you, and I'm very curious to see the results. Food photography almost entirely revolves around color to make a dish mouthwateringly gorgeous. What happens when you remove that element and only work with shapes and shadows? There are some truly beautiful black and white photos of food (like this and this and this), but do they tempt your taste-buds? Is a strawberry still a strawberry without the brilliant red?
For June, your challenge is create up to 3 photos that don't use color to impart their goodness. Ideally, you'll use strictly black and white, but I'll also let in some duotones or even white-on-white type shots. Post your photos, as usual, to the Still Life With... food pool on Flickr.
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Lara Ferroni is a former tech geek turned food geek who spends her days exploring the food culture of the Pacific Northwest. As a food writer and photographer, you might spy her learning to make kim chee in the back rooms of a local church, foraging for wild berries, or snapping away in the some of the Seattle and Portland's finest kitchens. You can find her work in publications such as Epicurious.com, Gourmet.com, Edible Communities (Seattle, San Francisco), Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan as well as numerous cookbooks, including Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home.