“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie”
– Jim Davis
Okay, not so big secret – I love food. I was forcefully raised in a very delicious environment with a mother who’s a Culinary Olympic winner (Yes, it’s a real thing), and a father who does the home cooking, because his cooking is better than my mothers. I didn’t have a choice in the matter; good flavour was ingrained in myupbringing. There was a point in time where I considered becoming a chef as well, but I really don’t like heat, stress, and incredibly long hours.
But I love food, and I love what food can do to a person. Delicious cuisine can have such a profound effect on a persons emotions and feelings. I always wanted to create the food that would make a person say “mmm..” with their eyes. You know the face that I’m talking about. Then there’s the whole foreplay session of staring at the dish before you get down and dirty, taking in it’s full visual beauty. Food is practically porn – hence the term, food porn.
So instead of making the food that gives people foodgasms, I simply photograph food just to make people hungry.