When I started this blog, it never occurred to me that people might one day complement my photography.
I was knowledgeable about nutrition and I loved to cook. I was excited to join the food blogging community. I wanted to hone my recipe development skills. I hoped to become a better writer. But a decent, maybe even a good, photographer? I never imagined I could be one of those: I had absolutely no experience in photography.
As soon as I started taking photos for this blog, however, I fell in love. Believe me when I say there have been many days when I’d rather take and edit pictures than cook and/or write.
I’ve always been a little lacking in the confidence department, though. I have a hard time believing that I am actually good at anything. But since readers and friends have been telling me that they like my photos, I’ve started redefining myself: I have begun telling people that (among other things) I am a photographer. And calling myself a photographer, in addition to a recipe developer and a food writer, makes me very happy.
So, a couple of weeks ago, I decided to set up a food photography portfolio. And I gave it a space separate from this blog. I tweeted about it and mentioned it on facebook, but forgot to officially announce it here, so allow me to do so now: you can find samples of my food styling and food photography at www.winnieabramson.com.
I don’t just take photos of food, though. I love photographing animals and just about everything else in nature (especially flowers), as well.
So over the weekend, I picked a few of my favorite pictures (some of which I’ve published on the blog and some of which I haven’t), and I added them to a portfolio on redbubble. Because they’re not serving any purpose just sitting here on my hard drive.
So now you can order some of my photos in card and print form, if you like. I uploaded just over 20 photos for now, but I’ll be adding more soon (I’m not sure how much food-related stuff to put on redbubble, though….what do you think?). Ps: if you order anything between now and April 30, I will donate all the proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross.
You don’t have to buy anything, of course. But I wanted you to know that the photos are there. I’m excited to see where this goes, and as always, I love having you by my side while I am on this “journey”.
I’ll be back with a recipe soon :)