apples | a food shoot

Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.
— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Apples are in such abundance this time of year. The sweet + tangy sensation that explodes when you bite into a crisp, fresh apple is one that makes you welcome the cooler weather with open arms. Many might argue that apples are the original fruit, stemming from biblical times. It's probably one of the first fruits you remember eating + we all know we lived on apple sauce as kids. And I know I'm not the only one who woke up the day after Thanksgiving to stuff my face with leftover apple pie + vanilla ice cream.

In my quest to shoot seasonal fare + plump up my portfolio, I've also worked to experiment with different light. I worked with both hard and soft light, letting my love of the lighting of Northern Renaissance painters and the autumnal light streaming through our large oak tree + my window influence this shoot. It was difficult juggling the different light + sets throughout the two days, but the visual variety + the taste of that galette was well worth it.  

Special thanks to the men in my life who agreed to trek across a mountainous orchard with me to collect my subjects. Without you, I wouldn't have been able to have a true 'hero' apple.