I have a weakness for food photography.
Scrap that. Lets call it a strength. A passion! An indulgence...
Sometimes nothing feels more delectably permissive than to allow myself a soft chair and a few well chosen cookbooks to feast my eyes upon. Oh yes indeed, aesthetic appreciation co-mingles with pure lust upon those sweet pages; pages which can satisfy both a taste for composition and the fantasies of uneaten delights.
And while I do usually tend for favor those portraits with a more rustic, realistic semblance, I am just as easily seduced by the ridiculous, the colourful, the dramatic or the whimsical. Well, this time it's probably just the colourful. Colour is the best. Always. I'm a total sucker.
Anyway, there's many a hyper-glossy questionably-real food-as-art photo floating around out there and most of them do make you feel a bit ill. But these ones made me dribble. Just a little.
Check out Mr. Hargreaves' website for his excellent collection of shots on a variety of subjects, including, to his credit, a few "rustic" suppers (and by that I mean meat and potatoes and wooden tables. The good stuff.).
[Images © Henry Hargraves. via Dripbook]