Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Welcome everyone to Take in Paris, a twin blog of Bake in Paris but with slightly different content!
After crafting within Bake in Paris for 20 months - that is baking and taking food photographs, I realized there has been a need for an expression outside the food box and into more general still-life photography. Apparently there are many beautiful objects around me that are patiently waiting to be captured which happened to be non food.
Fruits and flowers are two major objects that have been part of my desire which have not been presented as much as I wanted. Posting flower or fruit photographs solely without any accompanying recipe seems incomplete for Bake in Paris as I believe readers are expecting to view something that they can cook or bake. There is where Take in Paris comes into picture.
While fruits and flowers are just props in Bake in Paris, just like a cake stand or a porcelain bowl, in Take in Paris they will be the primadonna and be put under the spot light. And lots of other objects which I like to show like home and fashion accessories, plants, garments, etc. will now be possible.
This blog was planned after observing a bottle neck in my photo archive. The non-food photos are piling up so I had to find a way out. A.s.a.p!
And then the Leites Culinaria Photo Contest Winner announcement gave me a momentum this morning! After sitting in the 10 finalist chair for over 3 weeks, my Mini Strawberry Financier photo finally being picked as the third winner! It is really my honor to win such prestigious contest.
Oh boy, my little dream of having my photo viewed by Aran of Canelle et Vanille came true with a prize. That is so cool. Thanks to David Leite of Leite's Culinaria and the whole panel of judges: Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille, Ben Fink, Erika Oliveira, former art director of Gourmet, and Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers.
And that is the reason why I like to mark this special occasion to launch Take in Paris. For my very first post, I just want you to relax and enjoy the flower photographs. There is no recipe, no ingredients, baking temperature, baking tray or melting butter to worry about. Simply a sighting pleasure...