Inspiration

Onion SoupIt’s cold outside – it’s winter. That means it’s time for Winterfest. This is an annual event sponsored by the Jersey Shore Chefs association that raises money for the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. A very worthy cause.

Beef dishThe association has a website http://www.jerseyshorechefs.com/Winterfest.html and they post photos of the dishes for the upcoming Winterfest dinner. (They know that good photos will inspire people to come to Winterfest.) I volunteer to do the photography for them.

Mushroom MystiqueThis year, Chef Phillip, one of the seven chefs preparing dishes for the dinner, made an exquisite mushroom dish. It looked beautiful. It inspired me to go out and buy mushrooms to photograph the following day. I went to the asian market where I found a plethora of mushroom varieties. (How many in a plethora?)

MushroomsSo, while my wife was playing Mah-Jongg, I was shooting up a storm. I had a great time and I think the photos show it.Mushrrom Tryptik

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About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.
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