So this is it. A Nikon 50mm f/1.8G. A tiny piece of machinery that is opening a world of artistic opportunities and is becoming a very good friend of mine. We are still getting to know each other, all I can say for now is that it’s really a lot of fun!
Then the props. A stop at the local “Kringloop winkel” (a second-hand store for all things domestic) where, equipped with a small shopping basket, I dove into the rows and rows of bowls, cups, vases, plates, and what not. And there I felt it for the first time. A curious feeling that I imagine all artists feel but I, not being one, never really got to experience (or did not recognise in its true form). The freedom to make a choice for your artistic expression without having to justify it neither to yourself, nor to anyone else. It feels extremely liberating to just go and pick out what you like, not yet being sure what you would do with it but kind of knowing that that’s your thing and you gotta take it. There are no rules, no right or wrong. I loved it!
The basket, heavy with random and yet not-so-random items – a good 10 EUR bargain.
Then off to another cheap store for a few more props (how tiny can tiny bowls get?!).
Probably I should be getting my shells from the beach, after all I do live by the seaside. But for now let’s keep this a secret and pretend they are authentic and a natural fit to, when the time comes, pictures of cooked fish from the North Sea.
But wait, where’s the food? Here’s a glimpse, to set the tone, it is a food photography space after all.