La Figa Behind the Scenes: Blueberries and Giant Horses

As Tiberio and I have shown our book prototype for La Figa: Visions of Food and Form, we have noticed that people really really like the two pages of “making of” photos that we have in the back. So I thought it would be fun to use this blog as a way to share some of our behind the scenes shots from the work we have been doing.

One of the funnest shoots this summer was when we went up to Dog Mountain Farm in Carnation with two beautiful sisters and a case of blueberries. There we found the two biggest horses any of us had ever seen in our lives. Luckily the sisters grew up on a farm themselves, so the model was not averse to being partially buried in compost (which actually is sterile).

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The final images from this shoot are not currently online, so you will have to wait until our book comes out to see them.

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2 Responses to “La Figa Behind the Scenes: Blueberries and Giant Horses”

  1. Cindy Krepky says:

    Hi Matt,
    I was delighted to discover your blog and the photos from your visit to the farm last summer. Your photography is extraordinary and I think you should do more horses–curvy, sexy, but probably wouldn’t stand still for Tiberio’s art! These big boys are 10-year-old Percherons. Top left is Ike (left) and Zeek (right). Top middle is Zeek–big flirt. Top right is Ike (left) and Zeek (right)–I love that shot. Don’t know how tall Tiberio is, but Ike and Zeek are 18 and 19 hands respectively (that’s about 6′ at the shoulder). BTW, compost is not sterile–it’s alive with millions of microorganisms. That’s what makes our soil so healthy and our food so nutritious. I can’t wait to see the book! Best wishes–Cindy

  2. Cindy Krepky says:

    That should be Zeke not Zeek!

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