Let me just start this post out by saying that a man appeared at our front guard desk with a large garbage bag slung over his shoulder and asking for me.
This truly can only mean trouble but I am a journalist and therefore I am game for such a thing.
I knew the man, Chef Matt Kelly, was coming for a scheduled portrait for our monthly feature, Five Questions with a Chef. I just didn't know about the garbage bag.
I said nothing. He said nothing.
After a couple shots in the studio he mentioned the bag and it's contents: a somewhat fresh boar's head.
So, of course, I took a deep breath and we took photos with the head.
A couple years back I had the misconception, as a news photographer, that food was "fluffy." I think that is often the sentiment in newsrooms. I never imagined that food photography could be as odd, enlightening or grisly as news. I have met so many interesting people and learned much more about food through our community's eyes.
See Andrea Weigl's short interview with Kelly here.