A call from the archivist at the Santa Fe Institute where I photographed scientists from 1995 to 1997 tested my organizational and memory skills this week. It was excellent to look at the hundreds of photographs I made with film using both 35mm and 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 cameras, developed into negatives, and made into contact sheets and prints was a great exercise. The Institute is celebrating its 40th anniversary next year and a number of books are being updated and republished. Thus, the need for a few of my photographs.
In addition to the Santa Fe Institute work and the other books on which I am been spending time curating, designing and writing, I have toyed for some time about using photographs for a black and white/food-themed set of coasters. People still use coasters. Whereas many have turned in their mouse pads and are using the trackpad/touchpad on their laptops, coasters are still part of the home dining and coffee tables. I was also thinking in terms of food and beverages as part of the set. Included in today's blog are some of the many possibilities. The first is a beautifully cast door handle on the Bamberg Backerei in Bamberg, Germany.
A shop with numerous goodies in Bratislava, Slovakia
A New Mexico-made tart being served.
Fancy dancing shoes deftly sculpted of marzipan in a Vienna shop.
Demel Eiscreme in Vienna
A touch of vin rouge...
...with a touch of brie in Vienna
Just another sampling of the lovely randomness in a photographer's life.
It was good to hear from so many of you last week including Barbara F. R., Tim A., Ann A., Lawrence J., TTT, Marilyn G. Steve, Catherine, Rebecca, and Carol.
I hope that the upcoming week contains some creative and interesting photographic adventures!
until next Monday,
a passion for the image©