Simone's Kitchen

Kitchen shoot

What on earth is in that soup??

I haven’t had a lot of time to shoot our dinner this week, so instead I thought I share a fun photoshoot with you that is – sort of – food related. I do a lot of stockphotography so I had this idea in my head to shoot in a nice kitchen with a lovely young couple. The couple are people who have modelled for me before and whom I met through my previous job (sort of in my other life, long time and we were lucky enough to be able to use the cooking space of cookingstudio K-O-K-S in Amsterdam. One of the guys that runs the place is a kitchenarchitect so the kitchen they have in their store are mostly fully operational as they also do workshops. Yes, it’s the same cookingstudio we go to with Kort Lontje!

Anyway, the idea was to have them cook something for real and take photos in the process. We had a lot of fun during the shoot and we basically threw all the leftovers from the vegetables we cut and the fish that was filleted (is that the right word??) into one large pan, which is what the girl is holding up on the first photo above.

While the photos kind of look like a proper kitchen you would not believe the re-arranging that had to be done to turn a store into an actual kitchen area. All the real cooking is normally done in the back, but this kitchen is in the front of the store, so when you look through the window this is what you see. I had bought loads of fresh veggies, fish and clams (which I ended up eating for dinner that same day, except the clams which I gave to the Albert and Pieter, who own the store) but it does look like a real kitchen does it not?

I think the series turned out rather well, despite some of the things that went wrong and Wouter even managed to make some sort of edible dish out of all the cutting and breaking of eggs that he did (we had to break four eggs, before I had the photo correctly… 🙂 )

Anyway, just so you know that I have not disappeared from the face of the earth, but that I am still alive and kicking.. 🙂

Will post some lovely recipes soon I hope.

Doesn't look all that bad, now does it??

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  1. That looks really fun, and I’m glad you haven’t disappeared 🙂

  2. Happy to hear from you again! 🙂 I really like the first photo, look like you had fun taking these pictures.

  3. Looks like your friends had fun during the shoot 🙂 wish we coulda met when I was in Amsterdam .. Perhaps next time.
    Btw, if you need photos of what-you-can-do-in-a-tiny-kitchen, let me know, I’ll happily model ;-))

  4. Fun and beautiful shots!

  5. Looks like a lot of fun Simone! I really like the lighting in those kitchen shots.

  6. I bet you had a lot of fun. And it does look like a real kitchen. Amazing!

  7. Yes, you are quite the pro….well done, it looks good!!

  8. what fun simone! i would love to photo shoot in a big kitchen too. a dream!

  9. This looks like so much fun! And the end dish looks quite lovely!

  10. That’s soooo cool! I wish I had gotten a glimpse of what it looked like before you arranged it – am loving the last two posts – I can’t get enough your tips and insights into the photography world. Simone, next time would love to also know your favourite books!

  11. It does look like a real photo!

  12. Argh, I mean a real kitchen…

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