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The Aftermath of a Good Meal… for a book cover…

The night after I returned from my 3 week East Coast jaunt, I had to do another photo shoot for the cover of the farming book I have been working on, because the marketing department changed their minds and said this…

We're hoping to find an image that speaks a little more to the subtitle of the book: A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking Wine in California.

I'm thinking of something informal looking, the aftermath of a meal outside, before the table is cleared off. A meal involving vegetables and wine of course. Some background (blurry or otherwise) showing the farm might be nice. I don't think there need be any people in the picture (but maybe animals are OK!).

But the deadline was, of course, set for the Friday after I returned. So, nothing like jumping right back in. Luckily, I had Mimi, Arann’s mom, who is an experienced food stylist, with me to help make sure everything was as photogenic as possible, because I didn’t even have time to think about that aspect as well.

Now, which of these photos as a cover of a book would tempt you to pick the book up to find out more…

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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3 Comments

  1. Nice work. I’d go with the corncob/blue plate shot myself or the one above it.

    Were these shot all with natural light? I like the mood in all of them. (Found your site via Google Alerts.)

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  2. I like the last two

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  3. […] it is… the chosen one. My first photo on a book cover published by a real publishing house (unlike my self-published book.) This is the rough draft of […]

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