Blood Oranges

Blood Oranges on a vintage cement background with green leaf accents. I am challenging myself to do a shoot a week in my home studio and am starting with simple things like ingredients or highlighting an item like these raw organic oranges.

When I was doing my weekly grocery shopping I was looking for a bright fruit or vegetable to use for this shoot. I wanted to photograph something that was a more unique food item so when I saw these oranges I loved their vibrant and bright color and decided to give them a try. When started to stylize the shoot I loved the bright ruby red juicy color so I went with a darker background with the rustic cement backdrop to get a dark and moody feel. Using only natural window light I photographed overhead top down for a flat lay image.

 

Blood oranges sliced with the fruits green leaves set on a grungy concrete background. Still life food photography

The production and food photography food styling of this shoot was fun, though I had a little bit of a hard time slicing the ends of the oranges to get an even cut on them, even with a professionally sharpened kitchen knife!

 

I am a Chicago food and beverage photographer based just outside of downtown Chicago in the Andersonville neighborhood. Please feel free to contact me for more information on availability and pricing for your commercial or editorial food photography needs. I also have a studio for remote product photography too.

 

Organic Blood Oranges Still Life