Exciting news! My Octopus in a Bowl image took 2nd place at the Pink Lady Food Photographer Awards in London. There were over 7,000 submissions, so I was pretty blown away by this international recognition.
This octopus shoot was from 2015. I didn’t really have a plan when I went to Standard Market that Saturday morning and I definitely didn’t intend to come home with an octopus. I just couldn’t stop looking at it and knew I had to photograph those mysterious, almost eerie, details.
The Shot Details
This was shot at my home studio using the Nikon Df, my 50mm 1.8, natural light from a window on the right and one off camera speed light to the left.
London Mall Galleries
All finalists were invited to London for the ceremony at the end of April where they could see their work displayed in the Mall Galleries. Sadly, I wasn’t able to attend. I never expected to get that far in the competition and I had other shoots scheduled with clients. Mike took me out for fish tacos to celebrate that night, though. That was pretty thoughtful. I’ll be pinching myself for a while after this one.
All images © Regan Baroni 2016.