By Paul Morris, Matthew Pace and Jorge Parra
The magic of twilight is often hard to capture in photographs. Much of my career has been spent chasing this illusive vision, both from the ground and in the air. On those special clear days I am always on the lookout for that magic time when the earth’s motion reveals the edge of night. Magnificent in person and lucky to capture in photos, that time of day is known as the magic hour. I have chased it many times, and not always with great results. But the real fun is in the chase.
Working for publications and advertising, I enjoy all disciplines of photography, but food is one I like the most.
It has a language all of its own and to understand it is always a challenge. Honing in on your subject requires patience and draws every skill you have in your bag of tricks, sometimes doing the slightest unexpected ones that makes the shot, like this one, where using my diffuser for the surface the plate sits on.
But the real challenge of shooting food all day is coming back home to hear: “What are we eating tonight?”
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The cool thing about shooting with people/models is the endless capacity for improvisation that we, humans, are able to provide with no effort.
This time, I was doing this “sexy” lingerie shooting with a very hot couple on location, and during a small break, I snapped a close up of model Vanessa with the iPad, and suddenly, we were playing with those images, that will surely give way for me to build a “fun” portfolio soon.
The seed of a creative project spontaneously coming out of nowhere made my day!
See more of Jorge’s work at www.JorgeParra.com