Crabs and Quails

Food Photography Bushel of Blue CrabsI’m not a celebrity. Never have been and never will be. But, it was pretty cool when all of the chefs came to see what was happening on my last shoot with Michael Giletto.

Food Photography Cooked Blue Crab with Old Bay Seasoning

We were doing some shots of crabs, fish and quail eggs. I have to admit that the resulting photos were really great.

We started with some shots of a bushel of live blue claw crabs and then a pile of cooked crabs. The Old Bay seasoning added a great texture to the cooked crabs.

Food Photography Blue Crab

The next shot was not so cool from my point of view. When Michael asked if I would take a photo of pig’s feet, I was thinking that this was a prepared dish. Instead, Michael wheeled in a whole pig. I was taken aback. Food Photography Cooked Blue Crabs with Old Bay Seasoning
Unfortunately, the huge presentation was too big to move on to the table where I had my strobes set up so I took a couple of shots with available light. Michael got what he wanted but, I am not posting those photos for fear of insulting a PETA member or just someone who is squeamish.

Red Snapper Skin and FinNow on to the fish….first we shot some raw fish then some plates.
Food Photography Sea Bass Dinner On GreensWe did macro on the skin of a red fish and a sea bass – what great texture, color and pattern. Someone said that it looks like fabric.
Finally, we shot some quail eggs. First, the eggs and then Michael fried one and presented it on pressed octopus.Food Photography Raw Quail Eggs and Red Peppercorns
Really, really pretty but, do people really eat this? I’m glad that I just had to shoot it…thanks Mike for a great day.

We ended up with 57 photos…not a bad day’s work if you ask me. Food Photography Fried Quail Egg and Compressed Octopus

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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