Word of the Week Photo Challenge: Food
Posted by joeabbott on January 21, 2013
This week’s word was “food” but I just wasn’t into it. I saw a lot of pictures of food, but what other people thought was fabulous, just came across as ordinary or not fabulous. Some of this was because most people don’t have a food stylist’s sensibilities, then there’s the ability behind a camera, and finally there’s just what looks good to one person may not to another.
So, I was left trying to figure out what I wanted to photograph. I was thinking I’d want something basic and simple but nothing really came to me except that a person feeds themselves in more than one way. And I thought of something I do a lot: read.
I was a bit hesitant as I didn’t want to seem artsy and I was a bit apprehensive showing a different sort of picture than everyone else. I didn’t want to be “that guy” who stands out purely so people notice them. But, as the week wore on, I kept thinking that picturing books, for me, was the right thing to do.
And so, I introduce you to the bookshelf in our bedroom. A bit cluttered, all manner of titles, and lots of pulp reading … but lots of good stuff, too.