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Farm to Table


Food Styling - Week 2: Farm to Table

Look no further than the fridge or local farmers market for your inspiration this week. Food makes the perfect photography subject from still life to countertop photography. It is accessible, comes in all different shapes, sizes and textures and the best part is you can eat it once you are done! This week we are taking a closer look at the fresh produce and ingredients in their most raw and pure forms.

Preparing broad beans fresh from the garden. Source:  @twiggstudios

Preparing broad beans fresh from the garden. Source: @twiggstudios

Ways to challenge yourself this week:

  • Celebrate which fresh fruit and vegetables are in season in your part of the world

  • Hero your favourite piece of produce

  • Style a still life photo featuring fruit

  • Deconstruct your favourite dish and find a creative way to photograph the ingredients

  • Share your favourite recipe under construction

  • Shoot a countertop ‘making of’ video as you prepare a meal

  • Create a pattern featuring raw ingredients

  • Show the flavour profile of your favourite wine or other food item

  • Using the skills learned in our Lighting Techniques month experiment with adding mood and light emitting objects to your table setting

How to participate

During the week of July 8-14, 2019 create a new image inspired by the weekly theme and share it on Instagram tagging @creativelysquared and #cs_farmtotable. Our inspirational mentor Aimee Twigger will be selecting her favourite entries to feature on the @creativelysquared Instagram account during the week.

Resources from our Creative Journal

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Meet your Mentor: Aimee Twigger

This week we are appreciating where your food comes from and we have the perfect mentor on board to help along the way. Aimee Twigger from @twiggstudios sure does appreciate her produce and where is comes from. Hailing from Devon in England, her beautiful styled captures pay homage to the process of preparing and cooking whilst having a tremendous respect to the food; its origins, its journey and what’s in season. From visiting the cheese maker to making lilac sugar from the beautiful flower, from making pasta to making gin, Aimee is a breath of freshness and inspiration.

Find out more about Aimee and her creative process in our Interview: Honouring the ingredients with Aimee Twigger

So open your fridge, raid your fruit bowl or visit your weekend market and pay homage to those everyday ingredients that go into those beautiful meals we salivate over. Show us how you farm to table!


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Earlier Event: July 1
Styled and Served
Later Event: July 15
Meals in Motion