There is something about finding vintage pieces from flea markets, consignment shops and yard sales. The excitement arises along with fascination and many times perplexed what those specific items actually were used for. I grew up antiquing with my parents. They were avid collectors and often times those crazy looking tools were something that they remembered being in their grandparents homes. Myself being a commercial photographer that specializes in food photography, I tend to gravitate toward vintage utensils to shoot in my projects. Food photography is my passion since I love to cook and I believe food is an art equally classified with many other genres. Food and photography both commonly tell a story of tradition, memories, emotion and passion.
The content of this image was created with a vintage marshmallow toaster. I loved the style of this tiny device and when I came across this little metal gem in a box in my parent’s garage, I knew I could create something really cool with it. I set up the scene and added light painting to add a sense of movement and design.
I think the most fun of creating this continuous series is the hunt for the props. I challenge you all to dig through your garage and attics or make that stop at a random flea market. You never know what you will come across. This image expresses the idea of making something memorable that in many senses was forgotten.