From The Kitchen…

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I take a lot of pictures around the house.  I often get sucked into some good morning light and get lost for about 45 minutes, going from room to room.  The light in the new place is great. Very sharp, bright.   I have so many windows, each room is filled with character. There are small details and lots of wear.  Yet I always find that I take the most pictures in the kitchen.  I dont know if it is the light, the food, the cookeware, objects, dish towels.   I spend a lot, I mean, a. lot. of time in the the kitchen.  Cooking is my relaxation.  My comfort zone.  Its where I go after a long day. Where I wind down.  Most people find cooking a chore. Something they dread having to do after a day at work.  Not me.  Honestly, I’d rather cook than go out.  Strange?

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These pictures were all taken in my kitchen. They dont really portray the hustle, or the activity that goes on in here.  They dont show the messy corners that I am sure we all have and hide.  They do, however, capture the feeling.  The light. A bit of simplicity.  Some moments.

Im not sure what it is I like about these.  They have been hanging around for a while, all taken at different times.  I think they sing the loudest together.

-t

30 thoughts on “From The Kitchen…

  1. Cooking can be such better than an out going experience. And especially when you’re cooking for someone ! So yep, I agree. And your kitchen looks great ! Especially those pancakes… Yum !

  2. “They dont really portray the hustle, or the activity that goes on in here. They dont show the messy corners that I am sure we all have and hide. They do, however, capture the feeling. The light. A bit of simplicity. Some moments.”

    This description is beautiful, and perfect.

  3. Wonderful photos and you’re right – the light is terrific. You’re lucky; my house is quite dark and not very good for taking photos in natural light.

  4. i have that same mixing bowl. 🙂 i don’t think it’s strange at all, to prefer to stay in, i’m the same way, i’d rather make a pot of soup or bake a loaf of bread. the kitchen is my place.

    you have such great light in your kitchen and i love that you utilize it and enjoy it. mine is all orange and harsh, because i live in a cabin with orangey wood walls, pretty in their own right, but not so great for photos. i have to run my food to the basement to take photos. ha!

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  6. you’re so lucky to have so much light. i’d take more kitchen pictures, but my light is so bad. (and my kitchen tends to be messy) i love these.

  7. The kitchen is a soulful space. What you do so well in your images is to bring that to light. You take seemingly simple objects and show the extraordinary beauty hidden in the everyday. A lovely post – both the photos and words. You brightened my day. Thank you.

  8. i’m glad i don’t live in your neck of the woods because i would be left with no other choice than to be ridiculously rude and invite myself over for dinner. i would bring wine of course. and my camera.

  9. The light really is fantastic! Nice shots!
    Merry Christmas and I am looking forward to see many more amazing photographs of you next year! Viele Gruesse, Kristina

  10. The light really is fantastic! Nice shots! Merry Christmas and I am looking forward to see many more amazing photographs of you next year! Viele Gruesse, Kristina

  11. i know i am a little late on commenting here..but these are all so beautiful. the lighting is so nice and peaceful too. what camera did you use for these? are they film?

  12. absolutely gorgeous images! I would like to learn to capture the light in the same way.. some day. I only just bought an slr camera (non digital) – rollei 35. Never used non digitals before.. So this is very new and exciting. Made a lot of mistakes at first… but seem to be getting there. Your blog is truly inspiring, because it makes me want to stop mindless snapping.

    Best wishes,
    V

  13. YES, Finally someone that understands. I would totally rather cook in than eat out. Almost every time.

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