For a while now, I've wanted to get some shots done of me. I am not super comfortable getting my picture taken, so I wanted to work with someone I know and love and would let loose with, so I turned to a one of my best pals, Vince Perretti. He is amazing, and has does some photos here before. We were taught at The Blogcademy to practice your bloggerface so thats exactly what I did. Lets face it, bloggers and celebs always look sooooo perfect, and I've got to be honest, sometimes it gets messy, so we decided to get realz with it and show who I really am. A mess in the kitchen (just ask my roommates).
Couch moved, garbage bags on the floor, and an audience to witness it all, we got started. About 100 pictures later (and a few beers to loosen me up) we got it, a perfect representation of 128 john st. We kept it out of the kitchen, and shot on a white background intentionally, we didn't just want cutesy baking shots, we wanted a well designed concept planned out to perfection (well, as far as you can plan throwing flour and eggs at someone).
The plan was to add ingredients as we got into the shoot, just like you would when working on a recipe. Starting simple, we thought about what you do when you actually bake. Well, cream the butter, then add flour, no? So here we go, spreading butter on my face and throwing flour right on top. Eh. Not the best. Then how about adding the chocolate. OK, we were getting there.
Not all the shots were pretty, but they were all fun. I do think that our friend Steve got the most pleasure out of the whole shoot, he got to smash the eggs on my head. A bit angry are we Steve?
ok- maybe I had a bit of fun too....
... alright, fine, maybe a lot of fun.
After we knew we got a bunch of great ones for me to choose from, I decided to end it right, with the whole bowl of batter on my head, and I am so glad I did, I LOVE THIS SHOT.
I knew this was going to be messy, but I didn't know how far we would take it (as far as it could go it turns out). So thats me, just a girl in flannel making a mess in the kitchen. Special thanks to Vince for letting me destroy his apartment and for being able to understand my vision and take some amazing shots.
Which is your favorite, I just can't decide!