Please welcome the B-sides Part 3 ...
Heaven is FULL of loaves. Probably no calculator, though....
I'm going to peruse your "A" sides now.
Who is this diety and why does he call himself Pips?
... he fell from a wonder white cloud in the sky :) ... I don't think so ... I mess up my kitchen like everybody else :)
Thanks Thomas :)
I'm pretty sure there's a heaven for calculators ... probably for thermometers too :) ... I am a bread control freak :)
So! This is your mini factory?! Lovely setup, and excellent spacious workspace, and a pricey little camra ,Phil!
Ha Ha ... mini factory and the mill house. Buying the camera was a big thing for me ... but I have never regretted it for a moment.
...a teaser for a (bread) photography masterclass: You've told us what camera you use, but what lens(es)? And which direction does that window in your 'studio' face? (you're down under, we'll make the conversion). I, as others, have very much admired your ~exclusive use of just right natural light. But I've had a very hard time reproducing such effects chez moi.
What an extraordinarily pleasing combination of eye and technique you have -- every shot a real pleasure, even the 'rejects'. Thanks so much for sharing, Phil.
Thanks so much Tom,
Those windows face east in the kitchen ... and in the dining room we have french doors for the afternoon light ... It is a great house for taking photos in ... I am very lucky.
The lens of choice lately is a Canon 28-80 mm. I also have a 75-300 mm which I use on occasions as well.
Yes, my computer is full of bread images ... but I am not sure about a masterclass ... I really feel like an amatuer when I discuss photography :)
You may feel like an amateur when you discuss photography, but you sure don't look like one when you do it. East windows -- had to be. No direct sunlight by the time loaves come out (usually PM). Still, you have terrific control over dynamic range. Lovely to behold. And an eye for the beauty in small things, like the joinery in a cutting board.
Beautiful, beautiful photos.
It's a pleasure posting them here :)
A brilliant series of posts and photography, a true pleasure to view. These are are b-sides...really? My concept of a b-side/ secondary photo just took a smack upside the head after seeing these pics. Beautiful images and breads Phil, and very glad you decided to post them rather than tossing them to the recycle bin.
I was quite surprised looking back at some of the photos. There were quite a number of nice photos that were overlooked or supplemented. Believe me there are many more still here ... I guess these are the ones I enjoyed the most.
Hi Phil,So many amazing images - thank you for posting - these "b-sides" are every bit as enjoyable to see as those that made the first cut :^)The lighting and composition are (always) so wonderful in your photography.Your photos often capture the 'repetition of shapes' - I find this so interesting, when looking at a photo!:^) breadsong
Your welcome breadsong,
So glad you enjoyed seeing them ... I think your right about the repetition ... repetition and breadmaking seem to go hand-in-hand ... especially with natural levains ... continuous loop.
I'm a graphic artist and have for the past 2 years started baking. Your images are very inspiring - I'm looking into trying to combine this new passion with graphic arts - thoughts of book publishing. Wondering if you would be willing to teach food photography? I'm in Canada - but willing to travel (I'm again attending this summer the San Francisco Baking Institute for my vacation - so travel isn't a problem).
Great work. Good looking breads.
I also work in the graphic arts industry ... a designer of sorts :)
I am living in Australia (not sure if you were aware of that) ... that kind of travel may be an issue :)
Your very lucky to be going to the SFBI. What course are you looking at doing?
My mate Jean Philippe De Tonnac has posted about you several times on FB...He wrote a book on bread Le Universal Dictionnaire du pain. He's featured you lately on his FaceBook group Universal Bread...Your famous mate, and for good reason! You should visit, all the bakers love your work, moi included aussi!
that Hamelman should hire you to shoot his cover for the next issue of Bread - and maybe bake some bread for him too - for testing purposes of course :-) He probably should hire you to shoot the whole book. Another Brisbaineder; Shaio-Ping would be my second choice.
Very nice bread, and photos. I miss the words too:-)