The last time we went to the grocery store, I noticed this effervescence when filing our olive oil bottle, and thought, “dang, that looks cool.” In the checkout line, I started picturing the ‘perfect’ shot - imagining angles and light. Excited, I enlisted Natalie’s help for a test shoot.
So we shot and we shot and we shot. I crawled around the set, adjusted the lights, added reflectors, focused the camera, styled the oil, while Natalie art directed (read: sat comfortably, ordered me around).
And it was tiring.
But, after I cleaned up the many puddles of olive oil, and put away the gear, and finally took a good look at the images on our iMac, I thought, “This is why there are two of us.” Natalie took my idea, and made it better. She took it from that nebulous fog of an idea, to something that exists in an image, and makes me think ‘Dang, that looks cool.”