The Great American Bagel …
…… SANDWICH !
I was listening to an interview with Matt Armendariz, an outstanding food photographer. He was asked what advice would he give to ‘young’ aspiring food photographers.
Matt said in so many words that the ‘new’ photographer should shoot outside of their comfort zone. Shoot the foods that aren’t always the celebrities (fruit, vegetables) …. and look to shoot the ordinary Joe. Today my attention is on the common Great American Bagel. A ‘sandwich’, of which I have only photographed two, this being my third. My goal: to entice you.
I wanted to encompass the entire bagel in one photo, to set a stage and tell a story. I stepped back, analyzed my angles, and clicked away. Not one of those images appealed to me … my photographic eye cannot see what my minds eye thinks it should see. The two just don’t jive.
So, what did I do? I got chummy with this Everything Great American Bagel piled high with turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, and mayonnaise. I know all there is to know about this grinder. Once again I am shooting the way I see it, …. and I wonder, do you think there is a market out there for ‘my cup of tea’?
. my favorite shot !