Food Moment – Deprive or Not?

No deprivation Monday

After a weekend of re-engineering and over-engineering a garage door opener into a space that clearly did not take into account that components fail over time, I’m in the mood for something a bit more whimsical.  But then, the Daily Prompt comes out with a theme of Deprive…

No freaking way, people!  It’s not happening.  So this food image is for those of you who want to let go on a this Monday and dip into a rainbow of snackery, that you know is bad for you!  Please, enjoy irresponsibly!!

Mondays & Mondays

These M&Ms were color-sorted for your entertainment, as I wanted to prove that Skittles might taste the rainbow, but M&Ms represent the rainbow of ultimate American superfood.

M&M’s originated in the United States in 1941, and are now sold in as many as 100 countries. More than 400 million individual M&M’s are produced every day in the United States.  They are produced in different colors, some of which have changed over the years. The candy-coated chocolate concept was inspired by a method used to allow soldiers to carry chocolate without having it melt. The company’s longest-lasting slogan reflects this: “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.”

Technical Details

This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Studio was used judiciously to create some specular highlights in the right places.

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

6 thoughts on “Food Moment – Deprive or Not?”

  1. Love this Frank. Whimsical is a great word & seems to go with this photo. Thanks!! 🙂
    I also wanted to let you know that I’m going to be taking a break from blogging, probably for a week to a week and a half. I’m at a spiritual conference so will be booked up most of the day. Just wanted to let you know in case you didn’t hear from me! I plan to do a blog post tomorrow to let folks know. ❤ [So I may not get to your Tuesday Challenge for this week!]
    Have a wonderful week, and so many blessings your way.

  2. Nikki and I just stumbled upon a new flavor of M&Ms. Chili peanut M&Ms. The peanut is coated in chili powder for just a touch of heat. Very addictive, proceed with caution. Awesome picture.

    1. Luckily, I am safe, as I don’t enjoy M&Ms at all 🙂 Chocolate just shouldn’t be crunchy 🙂

      I do like very dark chocolate twith cracked pepper or chili, as chocolate and heat are a perfect combination.

      Hope you enjoy this week!

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