Egg it on!
Our good neighbor The Vintage Contessa, had a bumper crop of fresh eggs from her fancy backyard chicken coop. They were so pretty, that I put them in front of the camera for some new San Francisco food photography before we gobbled them up.
Loving the subtle blue-greens of many of the eggs, with the occasional pop of bright orange amongst the taupe, I opted for an old light blue painted plywood backdrop. The grain and striations of the streaks of paint added a hint of country to the pop art rock-and-roll.
A soft, early afternoon light lent itself well to the set. I came up with ideas at random as I went, shuffling around items from my dedicated prop room to maintain graphical appeal. An interesting egg carrier that Nita had picked up for a recent shoot accessory played supporting actor in several of these shots, with such beautiful shapes and color that complimented the eggs and other players.
A second egg carrier in white was commanding in the photo above. I tried various combinations of multiple eggs, before settling on the lone egg, with the perfect “pecked” opening, able to peer voyeuristically, into the yoke hiding inside. Always fun photographing food!