Full of daylight if I want it, or downstairs on the first floor if I don’t, the huge new 10,000 square foot studio has nooks and crannies, floor to ceiling windows, natural wood floors, an additional 5,000 square feet of basement storage, a 1,500 square foot workshop and I could go on. But I won’t. It’s just an out and out terrific working studio. And, I have been working.
Hugh Burckhardt, my assistant, and I set up some fabulous gluten free baked product photos for Karen Freer of Free Bread, Inc. (gluten-free, that is. - that’s the tagline) Karen’s wonderful, warm toned, pine antique ironing board was the key prop for many of the shots. And having skipped lunch, muffins and cream cheese were the placeholders. Who knew gluten free could be so good?
(And, what’s Frosty the Snowman doing in my background? My studiomate, José Pelaez, is shooting stock for next year’s holiday season. So, between the gift boxes, pine trees, ornaments and other holiday paraphernalia out and about, I set up my daylight shoot. While we were at it, the holiday spirit was infused into the muffins.)
Addendum 12/7/2011: On a final side note, Karen left a box of muffins for the studio staff. That was Sunday. It’s only Wednesday and those three dozen muffins? They’ve all been eaten, nothing left but crumbs!