Food Foraging In Denmark
Another one of those “jobs” I give to myself to keep my self to keep me sharp in between real jobs with the hope of selling some of the pictures on some of the picture libraries I contribute to. Partly inspired by my trip to a Getty sponsored meet up in Copenhagen that I have talked about before. It was an attempt to illustrate the idea of food foraging, a topic that seems to be in the news more and more because of the influence of such chefs as Rene Redzepi at Noma who uses seasonal foraged food in his restaurants menu’s.
What To Eat and What Not To Eat
So I approached my friend Katrine, who works as Nature Advisor and she is someone who really knows what can and can’t be eaten, to see if she would be my model for this food foraging idea. Thankfully she agreed and she came up with some great ideas. She really did forage for some great produce.
Sea Hawthorn or Havtorn
The yellow/orange berries in the pictures are Sea Hawthorn and they are a really popular berry to pick here in Denmark in late autumn and early winter. Apparently one berry contains as much vitamin C as a small orange she collected a variety of mushrooms, edible too, as well as more traditional finds such as walnuts,blackberries,rose hips, chestnuts and beech nuts.
The whole shoot was great to do spread over 2 sessions. Photography style wise I wanted to keep it simple, no flash just a nice and natural relaxed style. My favourite from the series is the image on the header of the page I just love flare! I liked this spot and I love shooting into the light and the autumnal sun did the rest. Nikon D800 and Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8. 5k worth of kit not sure if Nikon would approve but I like the flare! It was difficult to focus and in the series there was quite a few misses but a couple of keepers both horizontal and vertical.