Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
— Robert Frost
Sometimes I wonder whether there are still a place for me in food photography. How many food photographers do the world need to take those ‘cheese pull pizza’ or ‘pouring syrup on the stack of pancakes’ photos? The thing is the world already has a lot of photographers who do all that beautifully (and more)— why would the world need me?
So I took ‘the road less traveled by’— a familiar subject, bread, taken using an unfamiliar approach. I figure that if I had taken the exact same road as most food photographers would, my bread photos would only have been among ‘the crowd.’ Why would the world, aka. the clients, pay attention to me then? Most importantly, if I had taken ‘the same road,’ it would have tormented my soul to the max to conform to popular taste without even consider that my own ideas might be of value. That’s why this project was born. Let’s see whether I could make mundane subject more interesting. Let’s see whether I could turn mundane subject into art.
I created this project based on color wheel using bread as medium; the whole project was inspired by geometric design. I hope you see my intention. I also hope you enjoy my take on bread photos. The works here might seem a bit conspicuous, though I surely wish they josh you in some way — the playful colors, the styling, etc.
I imagine The World where everyone would share his/her own creativity. New ideas would be floating everywhere I look; just like Venn diagram, some ideas would be overlapped, of course. Though some would be so unique & fun. But all would NOT be exactly the same as ones before. How much fun would The World like that be, huh? So, go ahead. Create your own quirky ‘bread photo.’ I would love to see yours, and I’m sure the world would love to see yours, too.
Happy New Year!!!
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