2.05.2010

Valentine's Day Fashion Special.

One of my favorite holidays.  An excuse to eat chocolate like a glutton and send silly cards to loved ones and wannabe loved ones.  But most of all, a day to think about gingerbread cookies from Sweetish Hill Bakery.  Like the fine examples in the photograph above.

At studio Kirk, we sometimes do things just for fun.  And one year it seemed like a lot of fun to photograph cookies.  Notice the fine "penmanship" of the message on the right cookie.  The line of frosting stays consistent and none of the letters crowd or collide with the other letters.  The design around the edges of the cookies takes them to a much higher level than store bought cookies.

I used my favorite cookie shooting lens on a 35mm film camera.  That would be the 90 Summicron on a Leica R8.  Shot on color negative film and scanned on one of the many scanners we went through in our quest for the great scan.  The image would be much better if we shot it now because we'd be able to shoot it with some sort of ultra-high resolution camera which would allow us to zoom in on the cookies and even count the separate crumbs!  But alas, it was shot early in the century before the widespread adaptation of cutting edge technology.  Much to my chagrin.  Another frame into the trash heap of history.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The detail on the cookies if fabulous!

Paulo Rodrigues said...

I think you might have accidentally left the cookie-holder in the picture

Keith said...

I love the shadows that the cookies render!

Anonymous said...

That's it. I want to be you when I grow up!

Ct Photo said...

I guess this would be a retro cookie shot

Gingerbaker said...

The white balance is a tad blue - I suggest taking a few nibbles out of the cookie on the right to correct the problem. ;)

Dave said...

I disabled Cookies in my browser. :-( All I can see is a girl.

Tom Dormer said...

Pretty funny coincidence I stopped by to check out your blog today for the first time. I just finished reading your A Pro Photographer´s review of the Leica M6 and lenses for it (and its 8+ years of following commentary - absolutely amazing) from 2001 at Photo.net where you (first?) posted the above photo as an illustration of shots you like to take using the M6. I´m actually curious how often you still get to use it, and what your feelings are as the digital technology continues to improve. Mostly cuz I´m thinking of searching for one just for the purpose of getting away from digital and back to the basics.

Cheers!

Oh, and good one, Dave (above).

Anonymous said...

dude, make smaller cookies next time

Bold Photography said...

There are cookies in the shot?