ilana freddye

food and lifestyle photographer

The Hands That Feed Us

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I first began taking photos when I started this blog. I figured the only way to make someone want to eat something was to grab their attention with a photo that literally made their mouth water. After getting the hang of that process – plating food, adding cute napkins, and snapping some shots – I became more and more interested in documenting the process, of capturing the hands that build the food. I’ve had the pleasure of watching and working with a number of inspiring chefs, farmers and even shuckers through my travels and I’ve made an effort to document them in their happy place as they create. To photograph the people that work with their hands to plant, harvest, cook, cut, plate, and feed us.

I just shared a gallery of working hands over at LETumEAT, here's a few photos from the stash but be sure to click this link to head over to the site and check out the whole gallery! - Once you're over there I recommend clicking  an individual photo and scrolling through - trust me, it's better that way.

hands that feed us

On The Road Again

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This is now my second year on "tour" - my second year traveling across the country in a big pick up truck, my second year stopping at state signs, eating regional fare, falling in love with farms, baby goats, and awfully impressive farmers, my second summer of very little sleep, long drives, truck-bed-organizing, and table shimming. In this two year period, half will have been spent attached at the hip to seven other people with whom I constantly pee outside, bicker, and laugh.

In that time I have neglected this space. Time on the road with a gaggle of eccentric people tends to absorb your alone time, your blog time, your listening to your own music time, your reading a book time. I'm stopping by to drop off some photos of my adventure and I plan to be back soon.

This is my Job

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This is my job. There are lots of tables and chairs involved, there are many winemakers and chefs, plates, produce, and farmers.  We're just about nine weeks into the summer tour and I already have more table pictures than I can count. We leave California in two weeks and there's no looking back. We'll be off to the Northwest and beyond, only to return in November.

If you're into little square pictures on your phone then you might want to check out the Outstanding in the Field Instagram. I've recently taken charge on the picture front so you should probably follow along  and keep up on the journey @out_inthefield.