Some days you are just on fire creatively. This was one of those days.

Food Photography by Don Urban Photography 2019
Food Photography by Don Urban

Sunday. Sleep in, coffee in bed with my partner and dog, Boofy. Then we hit the farmers market. I do all my produce shopping here for the whole week, and buy all my flowers there too. If you live in Sydney, you probably know Addison Road Markets in Marrickville. If you don’t, then check it out. 


I have my favourite grocer there- Con, an old Cypriot guy who always throws in a few extra items. We chat about the weather, cooking, the stupid people who come to the market and NOT buy produce, and anything else we can have a laugh about.

Food Photography by Don Urban Photography
Food Photography by Don Urban

After breakfast at the markets, I come home and photograph the produce. Half the time I just buy things that look good. “Oh, that pumpkin will look great against black” I’m usually saying.  My partner just rolls her eyes.

Food Photography by Don Urban Photography
Food Photography by Don Urban

Today seemed special somehow and I was feeling very enthusiastic about shooting today. I knew it would be warm inside, and on a bright clear day, the sun streams into the dining room where I do must of my still life and food photography.

Food Photography by Don Urban Photography
Food Photography by Don Urban
Food Photography by Don Urban Photography
Food Photography by Don Urban

The light was right, the produce fresh and perfect, I was on my second coffee for the day and the heater was pouring out glorious warmth. 

Food Photography by Don Urban Photography
Food Photography by Don Urban
Food Photography by Don Urban
Food Photography by Don Urban
Food Photography by Don Urban
Food Photography by Don Urban

The light had gone, and the days shooting was finished. 

Boofy, sitting there patiently waiting to go for his afternoon walk, looked up at me, sensing a completion to my work. I turned off my camera and grabbed my coat and his leash, much to his delight. 

Food Photography by Don Urban
Food Photography by Don Urban

As we were leaving I turned around to look at the mess of tripods, lenses and vegetables in the dining room/studio and smiled. Today was a great day. 

Food Photography by Don Urban Photography 2019
Food Photography by Don Urban

Do you ever have those days? When you are just on fire!? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear!

Best wishes until next time. 

Don

PS: So many of these made it to my ETSY store as prints too!

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