I travel a lot. Sometimes I have to take photos in remote areas without any prop. In such impromptu situation, I have to be like MacGyver, fully focused on the task at hand, be creative, improvise, and use whatever things I can find locally.
Here are the behind-the-scenes photos of my food photo session in Tanazozo, a secluded mountainous village in Flores island, Indonesia, where organic fair-trade cacao, candlenut, cashew, and coconut trees grow in abundant, side by side. Heaven on earth.
I used the local stone and borrowed the hands of my assistant cacao farmer Suyandi Benediktus and traditional Flores handwoven navy-blue fabric from mbak Eet as my props ;)
Do not inhibit your creativity. Dare to be different! Be yourself!
"If you reach down to the origin of yourself and find what makes you different, your work will be unusual because it will reflect your personal makeup.”
— Francis Ford Coppola
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
— Robert Frost