Come forward a couple years and as I’m looking at images on the internet I become totally inspired by someone’s image of a fork. Yes, a fork.
Now the rabbit hole that fork led me down…
I started to play with forks in the afternoon sun,recently, on my counter. Silhouetted, shadowed, what have you, but none of it really spoke to me.
I went on to what it would look like on a black background. WOW! That was it! It popped and sang to me. The light was still from the afternoon sun, all natural. No artificial strobe or continuous light just the sun. I had to shoot quick as I couldn’t count on my natural light source, the sun. I did this for a couple days then I thought about the light tent I have for product work I did.
Next day I set that up and used a couple continuous lights on the side with a black background it the tent. I even opened up the tripod and made the overall set. It worked. It was fine, very “studio.” I found it all to be too placed and not allowing for much spontaneity or any creativity. It just wasn’t as raw and simple as the black board and sunlight on the kitchen counter.
I packed it all back up and went back to the kitchen counter and sunlight.
I’ve noticed more “forks” being shown in social media photography circles lately, as well. It’s not just me. It all continues to give me inspiration.
The fork I was shooting became “flatware” as a series. The end result is a grouping I hope to show on a rather large gallery wall someday.
Attached is one of the parts of the fork – the flatware series.
Best and thank you for joining me on the journey!