Chicken Soup for the Dark and Messy Soul
Today is a sunny, warm-ish day here in Arizona- and I can see a butterfly out the window. A BUTTERFLY- in WINTER! I’m thinking life is on the upswing.
Last night, I was part of Open Studio- a live connect on the computer with the Kim Klassen group. It was fun- and one of the things that came up was how still life trends are changing, and the hottest trend seems to be dark and messy, especially food photography. I noticed that a few years ago, when I started reading the Smitten Kitchen blog. I loved the crumpled napkins by the plates. Real life. But, since I don’t really do food photography, I haven’t embraced this style.
Our family’s real life has had some dark and messy in the last few weeks. My husband, Lonnie had a heart attack a couple weeks ago. He had his third stent put in two days ago, and has a good prognosis with some lifestyle changes to be made. There’s nothing like real life medical drama to make you appreciate the ordinary moments we often take for granted. There have been two tense trips to the ER since the initial hospitalization, the latest being LAST NIGHT (he’s fine); we are so looking forward to putting this all behind us.
So what do you do for your husband when he is recovering from a heart attack? You make chicken soup! As I said, I’m not a food photographer- and I’m hardly a cook. But since today was going to be a still life photography day for me (flower photography), I switched gears and snapped a few photos as I prepared the soup. This is real life here- no cute props or special lighting here. Just my kitchen and my un-gourmet cooking. The soup is still simmering as I write this, so I’m not including the finished product.
I edited the photos kind of dark- and they are definitely messy- no presets used.
We’re both tired from last night’s ER visit, but, as I said- it’s a new day and there is a butterfly outside. Life is good.
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