Food photography is fun. One of the perks is eating the subject after photographing it.
We have photographed Michelin star food, Bib Gourmand food, all sorts of food that has won all sorts of accolades. We have witnessed and captured the end result of the inventiveness, creativity that comes from the immensely talented kitchens of Skye. Breathtakingly delicious food. Food that looks and tastes wonderful. Food that creates fabulous images.
But I have to admit to heresy. I really enjoy photographing a breakfast the most. It’s a neglected culinary art. It may not be an edible beach, features sand made from tapioca maltodextrin flavoured with miso oil, anchovies, seaweed infused foam, yellowtail fish, octopus, and mackerel served with an iPod hidden inside a seashell that plays out the sounds of the sea as you dive in but it would be interesting to see what Heston Blumenthal could knock up at 6:30am for a group of hungry climbers keen to set off to scale the In-Pin.
It’s my favourite meal of the day and Skye bed and breakfasts excel at making it. There should be stars, rosettes, crowns, plaques and all more presented for an excellent breakfast. It’s the meal that sets you up for a day of action and adventure.You cannot contemplate Skye-scale action and adventure with a little Weatabix or a cup of tea as your fuel. No, you need the real deal. A full-on no shit, go to Hell all-in Highland blow out will fill your tank and get you to the top of that hill, end of that beach, into that kayak and around the point… is or send you slowly to a comfy chair with a good book, a smile on your face and thoughts of a nap. The choice is all yours…