|photo by Renee Anjanette Kalmar|
I love commercial food styling. But when I'm strolling through the aisles at the different markets around town my artist brain turns on and I start seeing food in a different light. The "wow that would make a great accessory if only it wouldn't rot and attract flies" sort of light. The talented Renee is my partner in crime. Together we have collaborated on a series of "food as accessory" images. Here's a peek at one of the slimier ones. The model, my friend Emily (owner of an amazing popsicle company, by the way) felt conflicted about wearing this bit of sushi around her wrist. The week we shot, a two-spotted octopus at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium managed to flood the entire building by pulling out a water recycling tube in it's tank. Emily felt that an animal with such an inquisitive nature should not end up around her wrist. She's probably right, but it looked so pretty in the sushi pack next to the wasabi and ginger. A jewel toned sucker cuff. Fancy!