pics : ice ice baby
thank you so much for visiting me over on simply hue - your support & encouragement really mean so much to me. if you want your photos featured, you just have to send vicki an email. i believe she will be continuing the photographer spotlights in the future.
several weeks ago, i read an article in the june 2009 issue of martha stewart living about chilled soups. i wasn't so interested in making the soups, but loved how the photographer, kenji toma, captured them through a layer of ice like this -
image : martha stewart living
pretty cool, huh? he had one layer of ice, then the chilled soup, then another layer of ice on top. there was lighting from below, while kenji stood on a ladder about 6 feet up to take the photo. there was also a blow-dryer involved to melt certain spots.
for some reason, i wanted to try it. first, i started with a layer of scratched lucite on four glasses with a little dish below. i like the texture from the lucite and will likely use it, again.
for the ice, i used a 8" square cake pan, and after a few attempts, figured out that i should shoot through ice that was very thin and barely frozen so it remained clear. i added a blue fabric (pajama bottoms) underneath, which helped make it look cold.
i don't imagine using ice again, as it got everything wet (surprise, surprise), but i'll try other things like screens, lace, plastic wrap, etc. to create my own textures.
i wouldn't say this project was the highlight of our weekend, although i'm glad it's off my list. the highlights would be the absolutely fantastic julie & julia movie (more about them both to come, i think) and taking charlie to the high line and chelsea market on sunday. he said it was the best day he's had since losing helen and that's a pretty good day if you ask me. hope you enjoyed your weekend!
ps i'm always late to post on monday because i try not to work on our computer over the weekend. maybe i should just be early for tuesday?