Just keep playing, no matter how weird it gets.
“Can I be honest with you? I realized that I’m tired of most food photography lately. I’m tired of taking photos of food, and I’m really tired of looking at photos of food online (perfect meals and those perfect table settings). It all looks the same. The faux-urban-rustic aesthetic, with mason jars for glasses and twine-wrapped napkins. The perfectly placed spoonful of brown sugar on the table (in a vintage/antique spoon, please), the sugar crystals artfully scattered around the spoon. You know what I’m talking about. I want real photos of food. Pictures that make me feel something (other than, “oooh, where can I buy this?”). I want a food photo to appeal to my creative side, or to challenge me, or make me think. I like photos of food that give me a true sense of place – pictures that are not styled and glossy, but real and down-to-earth. The internet LOVES food. Without a doubt, my food-related photos are some of my most popular photos. Pretty photos of food can earn you a million “likes” and “reblogs” and shouts of “how lovely!”. But that’s too easy, and I’m uninterested. I want to tell a story. I want to make you feel something, to experience it with me – the way the sun felt that day we had lunch on the patio, the creeping melancholy of a breakfast alone, the happiness of a lunch of fresh oysters & white wine, the lazy conversations with friends that took place over a Sunday roast. Food is about so much more than the actual food itself.”
Brian Ferry - “Honesty” « the blue hour
“Remember that there are only three kinds of things anyone need ever do. (1) Things we ought to do (2) Things we’ve got to do (3) Things we like doing. I say this because some people seem to spend so much of their time doing things for none of the three reasons, things like reading books they don’t like because other people read them. Things you ought to do are things like doing one’s school work or being nice to people. Things one has to do are things like dressing and undressing, or household shopping. Things one likes doing — but of course I don’t know what you like. Perhaps you’ll write and tell me one day.”
— C. S. Lewis, in a letter to Sarah, his godchild, on 3 April 1949 via Stan Carey (via bobulate)
Daily Purchase Drawing for 07.31.11 / Awesome @ Crema.
I normally eat anything with bread that has been combined with sweet or combined with savory at Crema, but this morning I was feeling, well, a bit more adult and opted for the granola, fruit and yogurt in a sweet mason jar. However, after eating it, I can’t decided if it is actually healthy because it was SO effing good. I want more. Like, right now please.