Farmer Portrait Series

If anyone’s wondering why Michael has been MIA from He Cooks, She Cooks lately, it’s because he’s roadtripping with a few friends from Chicago to LA. Hopefully he’ll have some food stories when he returns.

In the meantime, here is Michael’s final photo essay about Missouri farmers. The images have audio if you want to know a little more about the people supplying meat, eggs, vegetables and honey to homes and restaurants around mid-Missouri.

Pub-Corn: Beer Flavored Popcorn. Yes, you read that right.

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So I was at a friend’s house and one of her friends instant messaged her to ask if she knew any photographers available for freelance product photography.  Her answer was she had one in her basement.

And with that, I got another freelance job.  It’s that easy to hire me folks!  (seriously, email me for rates)

Basically, Cary Silverman, a student at MU, has started four businesses prior to this newest endeavor… alcohol flavored popcorn, appropriately titled Pub-Corn.

The three flavors he has now are Beer, Piña Colada and Irish Cream.  I would say Beer tastes like the Natty Lite or Milwaukee’s Best flavor territory– its kinda stale, but kinda reminds you exactly of a cheap bar or a frat-tastic party from freshman year.  Either way, its interesting.  Piña Colada on the other hand, that’s like candy.  It was quite sweet and I’m surprised how well it worked with the popcorn medium.  Irish Cream tasted the most like alcohol, but kinda chocolaty too.  It was a good representation.

All inspiration for the mini box studio goes to strobist, a wonderful lighting blog that will teach you almost as much as my college level Advanced Techniques course did.

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