Food Photography Friday Feature: tenthousandthspoon


 

For this week's Food Photography Friday, I'm a featuring a fellow IGer whose food photography work I admire!

Jack aka tenthousandthspoon is a Filipino based in Kuwait and is one of the first food photography IGers I followed. Her clean and crisp photos are always divine. 

I interviewed Jac via email, read the transcript below!


How and when did you start food photography?

I used to take photos of food just to show it to my mom. Especially when we'd eat out and it's something new, I would take a photo of it and show it to her. The real interest for food photography started a year ago, with my Shamrock's Otap photo. Somebody gave it to us as pasalubong and I was feeling homesick at the time. So out of boredom and homesickness, I just took photos of it in our kitchen. I uploaded it in Facebook and everyone loved it. I titled my album Homesickhome and that's where I would put my Filipino food photos up to now, for friends and family. It has also become a little project of mine, to photograph Filipino food.

Meanwhile, I opened an Instagram account because my sister told me that I should enter my food photos in Pepperph's Fap-worthy. She's been featured twice and told me that I should join too. So I did. I entered my Balicotia photo and it got featured.

Then it got addicting. Because the response in Instagram is faster as compared to blogging. So I only got into Instagram just to join Pepperph. Hehe.

I usually take photos of what we have at home. I like to photograph ordinary things and show it in a new way. It makes it more striking. For me, at least. Because, my main audience and critic is still myself. Since starting an Instagram account, I now photograph in the morning. While my kids are asleep. Edit a little and then, upload it. Funny enough, because my friends know I'm into food photography, they would always have some pasalubong for me to photograph. So whenever they would cook kakanin or have a pretty cake, they will give me some. Haha. So my pantry is full of things I have yet to shoot.

Walk us through your thought process in deciding what and how to photograph a certain subject?


I don't have a set routine/process. It's different for every food I shoot. I style and shoot according to what feels right. I do a little research first, because i really try to avoid copying other people's work. Like for my crinkles photo, I Googled photos of crinkles first and took note of the styles I liked. Then I would shoot it with a couple of different plates,table cloth and other props and choose what feels best for me.

Also,I just like it plain and simple for now.I'm just a few months into really styling a shoot. Just started when I opened an Instagram account last June. So still new to prop styling and stuff. But I like hunting for props! Haha. It's addicting too!

What keeps you inspired?

I love that rush from knowing I jut got a beautiful photo. So I'm always looking forward to taking that next shot. And there's still so much to photograph! That's what I love about photography, the fact that there's still so much to learn. I know I'd be doing it till I'm old.

Who are your food styling/photography inspiration?

My favorites are  CanelleVanille, tartelette, Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott, Bakers Royale. Locally, I like Mylene Chung of Pepper.ph.


Balicotia - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon

Banak - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon

Banana Bundt Cake - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon

Butter Bar - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon

Hungry Pac Chocolate Crinkles - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon

Ginisang Monggo - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon

Pancakes - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon

Pear - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon

Polvoron - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon

Orange Bread - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon

Nilagang Saging - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon

Suman Pinipig - KitchenWIP - Food Photography Friday Featuring tenthousandthspoon


I would like to thank Jac for sharing her awesome story with me and I hope to see more amazing pictures from her. If you want to keep inspired you may follow Jac on Instagram (tenthousandthspoon) or read her blog at tenthousandthspoon.blogspot.com.





Note: All photos are property of tenthousandthspoon and can not be replicated, copied or re-posted without her permission.


2 comments:

  1. Thank you Jenn!Great honor to be featured on your blog!!!

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    1. You're most welcome! Excited to see more of your work!

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