Secrets From the Set

Imagine if a donut was a diva… demanding that it only be shot from certain angles, or that the powdered sugar only be of a certain specific type; and you begin to get an idea of the stresses faced by professional stylists. For, make no mistake, food might not, in reality, be able to make demands, but that doesn’t mean that getting any foodstuff to ‘perform’ under the hot wilting photo lights on an eight-hour shoot is anything but a case of coercion, ingenuity, and good old-fashioned secret tricks of the trade.

Six food stylists share their food wrangling secrets:

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jan/04/food-stylist-photography-tricks-advertising

 Coffee or watered-down soy sauce? Photograph: Photo by Beth Galton. Retouching by Ashlee Gray. Food styling by Charlotte Omnès.
Coffee or watered-down soy sauce? Photograph: Photo by Beth Galton. Retouching by Ashlee Gray. Food styling by Charlotte Omnès.

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