VB spent two days last week with an incredibly talented team from Ryland Peters & Small photographing bread. Taking a few (ok, 12) bread recipes, we spent a time baking, cutting, presenting, eating, snacking, styling, and photographing for a special book on bread that will come out this time next year.
It was amazing what Peter Cassidy was able to do with bread. My photos of bread look like, well, bread. Brown, shapely, edible and bread like. His photos, on the other hand, look like unmade beds – all of them earthy and redolent of the experience of the past and the promise of the future. The most sensual photos of anything I have ever seen – and that is what bread is. Sensual, evocative, emotional and, yes, sexy! I cannot show you any of Pete’s photos and mine are a very distant booby prize, but they are a great reminder of a great day preparing for a great book. Thanks all.