Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kitchen Art?

Last summer I received a phone call from one of the people responsible for the art that is sold in the "Williams Sonoma Home" store. She saw my work on my website and wanted to know if I had any "kitchen/food type" images. While I didn't have any I could send right away, I promised to get something to her in the next couple of weeks.

In addition to the images below, I also photographed pears, peppers, apples and teacups. Given the time pressure and my knowledge of the limits of reproducing hand colored photographs, I worked on these in photoshop and submitted them.

While there was interest, in the end they were not selected, which was fine. All along I kept saying how happy I was just to be considered, and besides, I had a lot of fun with the project.

Inspired by their color, the cups in the first two images were originally bought not to sip out of, but to photograph. This seemed liked the perfect time to experiment with them.  I loved the idea of isolating just one, both with color and with depth of field.


©2010 Dianne Poinski

©2010 Dianne Poinski
I do believe this was the first time I ever photographed lemons and strawberries.

©2010 Dianne Poinski


©2010 Dianne Poinski

Like I mentioned above, I enjoyed the creative process of being given an assignment and then seeing what I could do with it. Maybe I will start giving myself assignments........................

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being considered, your photos are beautiful. Have a Merry Christmas...

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  2. Their loss, however congratulations on the consideration! I think your kitchen images are stunning!

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  3. Thank you Beth and Katherine! It was fun and forced me to try new things. I appreciate your comments!

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  4. Wow, Dianne!

    What a fabulous compliment to your work. Just being considered for something like this is really something! I LOVED the shots you took. I love food photography. Your images are wonderful. Just wonderful. Well done! And I'm sure they will consider your work again in the future. :)

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  5. Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by my blog. I love your work too!

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