I advertise myself as a food photographer. Food photography is my passion. Food photography gets my creative juices (as well as digestive juices) flowing. But, food photography is not all I do. I also shoot lots of products. I get product photography jobs for a wide variety of products from women’s lingerie to manufactured parts for perfume bottles. I even do headshots occasionally. But, just once in awhile, I get a very interesting product photography project.
Recovered balls
The last shoot that I did was something out of the ordinary and at first sounded a little weird. It was for a metal recycling company. OK, I know that sounds fairly normal. The interesting part was how they get their metal to recycle. It comes from the remains after cremation. Did you ever wonder what happens to those knees, shoulders, and hips that people have replaced? Or the metal rods and screws to hold bones together? They are all recyclable metals, including the bridges and crowns. I have to admit that there were some very interesting shapes, colors and textures in these products and they made for some very interesting images. Here is a small sample.

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For those interested just in food photography, I’ve updated my photo book with some new projects. Take a look by clicking HERE and tell me what you think.

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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