I’m always on the lookout for cheap, affordable, (relatively) healthy recipes. For easy weeknight meals, sometimes the mommy magazines are the best resource. No weird ingredients that are impossible to find. No obscure spices. Short ingredient lists and not-too-complicated instructions. Just my speed. And so I picked up a Family Circle a week or two ago – and found a ton of good recipes, and even busted out the Crock Pot for something new to try.
But what really struck me about this particular issue was the way above par food photography in the Comfort Zone article – so many hearty fall casseroles (not the world’s most attractive food) photographed so brilliantly. When I checked the photographer and ended up on his site, I felt like I had entered into a secret wonderland. As someone who pays attention to food photography, how had I not heard of David Prince? He’s such a master of the craft – choosing these images was only after hours of flipping through his site’s unique book-like layouts. And I finally decided just to focus on the food photography, though his other portfolios are also worth a flip through – or ten.
These just say “fall” to me.
I really like this style of diptychs – where one informs the other.
Some other gems from the portfolio:
This is exactly the kind of dark, winter photography I’m wanting to learn. There’s something so intriguing about the lighting – they all speak to a certain point in a winter day – some late morning, others late afternoon. And there’s something regal about the lighting and the props and the jewel tones. I find it all really breathtaking.
These mushrooms are my favorite of all. Aren’t they so beautiful and mysterious? Nature really does do wondrous and curious things.
It was such a joy discovering the work of David Prince. I’ve spent a lot of time on his site in the last week or so, but I know that as long as he keeps updating, I’ll keep checking things out, trying to see what I can learn but also just sitting in front of the computer, quiet and smiling, thinking about how much artistry exists out in this crazy world of ours.
(all photos via David Prince Photography)