Blackberries – Past Their Best

It’s International Food Photography Day today, or so I’ve been reliably informed, and it seemed the perfect day to continue with my mini project “Past Their Best”.

There’s also some exciting food related news at the bottom so keep on reading!

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If you haven’t come across it already Past Their Best is a project to photograph fresh produce that has been marked down in supermarkets due to reaching its sell by date when in reality it probably still has plenty life in it. It’s a sort of one woman visual protest, a little like Hugh’s War On Waste but on a smaller scale. A much, much smaller scale!!

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And here’s the latest offering, Blackberries, half price and one day out of date when they were photographed.

Food Photography Manchester

Food Photography Manchester

Food Photography Manchester

Am I alone in being a little puzzled by all these so called “international” days? Where do they come from? Who gets to start them and who says they are a real thing?

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Some of them are started and supported by genuine organisations, International Day of Peace was started by the UN. Now that’s a genuine and worthwhile day, and wouldn’t it be wonderful if every day was an international day of peace. But there’s other days that are a little more unusual, like International Yorkshire Pudding Day¬†(which I would have celebrated if I’d known about) and International Talk Like A Pirate Day (which I won’t celebrate because I sound more like a farmer than a pirate) – where on earth do these come from!

Food Photography Manchester

Food Photography Manchester

Food Photography Manchester

Food Photography Manchester

Apparently today is also “Fancy Rat and Mouse Day” but I decided to stick with the food!

If you’d like to see more from the Past Their Best series just select the category from the side or bottom of your screen (depends on what you are reading on!).

Exciting news time…

You may have noticed by now but I absolutely love to photograph food so it seemed quite appropriate to make the first new course for 2016 a food photography course! You can read more about it and register to be kept updated here.

 

One Comment

  • Diana Brown Reply

    Food photography – yes please!

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