The Other Side of the Camera

As a professional photog, it is a rare occasion when you are the subject rather than the photographer, and it can be a bit disconcerting to be on the other side of the camera. Last week, my friend and fellow photographer Corey Woodruff lugged his gear over to my studio to photograph me as part of his Shoot The Shooter series.

Photograph by Corey Woodruff

Corey is a talented photographer with a completely different style than my own. In addition to food and music photography, Corey also shoots interesting portraits. His work features strong, rich colors and a quirky sensibility which lends itself to editorial portraiture. He has photographed a number of other photographers for his project and I was flattered to be a part of it.

Corey wanted to rif on the fact that I split my professional work between food photography and corporate photography and had me dress in a suit and tie and the we experimented with several food-related scenarios. Also I think he wanted to see how long he could get me to hold an apple in my mouth.

Photograph by Corey Woodruff

Corey also played off of the concept behind my food blog Shoot to Cook. I started the food blog last year as a way to teach myself how to be a better cook, so Corey took the concept of the bachelor learning how to cook and ran with it. Miller High Life really is the champagne of beers you know.

Photographs by Corey Woodruff

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