Friday, August 3, 2012
Hey Guys, Look at This...
Somehow, my lackluster novice food photography was decent enough to get me a freelance gig at a local independent paper. Isn't that neat?
Christopher Emily Coutant's monthly piece is a series of recipes focusing on a central ingredient. I'll be making one or two of the recipes and photographing them for the segment. For this one I made a zucchini and summer squash pasta, and stuffed zucchinis. I am excited to be making Christopher's recipes--she really makes the vegetable the star of the dish, and I feel like testing her recipes will help me become a better chef myself. I can't wait to see my next assignment!
Jeff Potter, editor of the paper, helped out with my most recent theatrical endeavor (his wife was also in the play). We became Facebook friends and he saw my blog and enjoyed it. Since he was using mostly stock photos for Christopher's segments, he asked if I would be willing to take on the job of food photographer. And because I love any reason to cook something, I accepted.
I still have a long way to go, but having a reason to really buckle down and work on my photography skills, plus getting a little money for it, is a really awesome opportunity.
If any of you live in the Vermont area, check out The Commons :)