Another area which falls into the lifestyle / leisure type shoot is that of food. On a recent shoot I had the opportunity of going into the kitchen, albeit only for a short while. However, I realised how much this could influence the message being put across and found that using monochrome is probably a more effective way. So far I’ve only had the opportunity of shooting prepared dishes. What I would like to do, and what I’m looking for, is the chance to shoot fresh ingredients taken through to the final dish. I think, with the emphasis now on using fresh and local, there’s never been a better time to go from field to finished product when producing images of food. A good few people I know like to use fresh ingredients in their cooking rather than pre-packed. Anyone out there who would like to have their food showcased starting with raw ingredients, I’d love to hear from you !