“Photography is not about the camera.”
I couldn’t agree more. Photography is not even about the beautiful images we create. It is about telling stories through your eyes. No matter what genre you are shooting, be it landscape, portrait or even food, the beauty of your photographs should lie within story telling. If you have read my previous post, then you would have known that I started by doing a lot of street and documentary photography before shooting food. When I am curious and passionate about a certain subject, bodybuilding for instance, I will try to find out more and learn about the subject as much as possible, I will then go and shoot it, and tell the story through my lens. It is exactly the same when I am shooting food, if there is a recipe that I am interested in and would love to give it a crack, I will spend a whole day in the kitchen cooking up a storm and documenting the whole process with my camera at the same time. Sharing the step-by-step process on how you create that beautiful dish with your audience is your own way of telling a story from the kitchen. And people love that, as if they have been invited into your kitchen.