March, 2012

michael lamotte: from the source

I am so pleased to announce the launch of From the Source, a personal, fine-art project in the form of a blog, from food photographer Michael Lamotte. FTS features black and white images of products from small, local producers along with a link to both the vendor and the source.

Michael has been a food photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years and his life-long passion for food has taken him around the world to meet ‘local’ artisans in places like France, Italy, England and Spain. Back home Michael roasts his own coffee beans, barrel ages cocktails, is a part time chocolatier and built a wood fired pizza oven in his backyard, of course making his own pizza dough from a sourdough starter. This passion for food has been further brought to life with From The Source, a celebration of locally grown and produced food all over the world.

“I am not only a photographer but am also passionate about food and the local food movement,” adds Michael. “My hope is this project and blog will help to promote small, local food purveyors and through an aesthetic depiction, foster a deeper level of appreciation for the products I photograph.” “We are so fortunate to live in an area that cultivates and encourages the production of so many delicious foods for us all to enjoy.”

From the Source is updated weekly with new products sourced from local farmer’s markets, artisan shops and local purveyors. Each fine art black and white image is captured so as to view food in a different way, revealing the beauty of form, shape, and light. The other common denominator is that all subjects are viewed from the same perspective and are contained within a 1:1 or 2:1 frame ratio. This brings a continuity and relationship to each image. At launch, the blog features 24 products including Organic Cauliflower from Riverdog Farm from Guinda, California, Black Pepper Parmesan Bread from Josey Baker Bread in San Francisco, and Organic Taku Choy from Pure Veg Organics in California.

To view the entire project, please visit the From the Source blog.