From the Source
September 19, 2012
San Francisco-based food photographer Michael Lamotte’s blog From the Source is a gorgeous visual ode to the locally-sourced goods he comes across in and around his Bay area home. Aiming to present food in a different light, literally, Lamotte sticks to a black-and-white format and consistent framing and viewpoint—“it is really quite beautiful when you reduce food to just form, light and texture,” he adds. The result is a series of starkly beautiful images, each one highlighting a singular product by a local purveyor—the nubby, Hobbit-like Nunez Farm celery root from Moraga’s Farmers Market, the dense nutty Bavarian multigrain Octoberfeast bread from Oakland’s Grand Lake Farmers Market or the other-worldly Buna Shimeji mushrooms from Far West Fungi purchased at San Francisco’s Ferry Building. Lamotte hopes that his work will spark a new and different appreciation for the food pictured… and should you be so inspired by one of the images that you need to experience the subject firsthand, links to all the purveyors and stores are included. See from-the-source.com. FIORELLA V.