I’ve always been a shutterbug. My first camera was a little Kodak that took 110 film; later, I graduated to a bright red Konica, which was my first 35mm camera. Currently I’m on my second DSLR and my third digital point & shoot. But old cameras fascinate me, so recently, I’ve started collecting here and there. Just the other day a vintage Polaroid arrived, heavier than I would have imagined, and gloriously clunky. Tucked inside the box from the etsy.com seller were gorgeous food photographs reborn as note cards, a gift from the seller. How fabulous is that?!
The photographer is Leslie, of Abbey Road Designs, and even though she claims that she’s not a cook, her food photography could, and should, be featured in any number of celeb chef cookbooks. She was nice enough to let me reprint one of the cards she sent me, check out her etsy.com shop to find your own favorites.
I love how close she gets to her subject, the blur she creates and the off-center focus she defines. I’m inspired to get even closer in my own macro photography, and to search out natural lighting that brings the golden hour glow that I see in Leslie’s work. (Adding that to my list of foodie goals.)