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Cinnamon bread sticks

Photographed for Tiffany's Pizza.

Stacked cinnamon bread sticks drizzled with vanilla icing beside a small bowl of icing dip and cinnamon sticks.

Stacked cinnamon bread sticks drizzled with vanilla icing beside a small bowl of icing dip and cinnamon sticks.

© Copyright John Cumming.

The viewer is invited to reach into this image and pick up a bread stick to taste it, just knowing it would be a sweet and delicious treat. The icing appears to have been drizzled casually over the stack, but was in fact carefully placed there to enhance the presentation. The plain background is a good choice, drawing the eye to the food without distracting elements.

"This image was taken for Tiffany's Pizza," says John "and was photographed at the restaurant using a Mamiya 645D camera fitted with a Phase 1 P40 digital back. The most challenging part was finding the right placement of the bread sticks," he says. "Once we found that, we just drizzled the frosting and adjusted the lighting."

John was assisted by food stylist, Diane Long, of Long On Style.

Perhaps expressing the feelings of most viewers, John says, "Even though this is a very simple shot, I have always liked the feel of it. It's very light and airy, which helps make an unusually heavy and very sweet dough look appetizing."

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