I'm planning a series that compares fast food products advertised and fast food products delivered to Canadian consumers. I need the skill of a photographer so that good photos are done fairly. Or, is that fair photos, done goodly?
I'd like to pursue other food subjects too. If you're a person who shares these interests, willing to work for the typical rewards of online journalism (unpaid experience), email me HERE
This is an illustrative example from an American site.
Most of us realize that food items displayed in advertising are perfect, made to look that way by numerous operatives using numerous techniques. Food as advertised may not be what we expect on our plates but we assume there should be a degree of similarity.
I decided to pursue this after a recent visit to Vancouver's Au Petit Chavignol, a place that offers unusual commitment to best quality foods, cheeses and wines. We've directed our younger generations to events by Alice and Allison Spurrell at the related les amis du FROMAGE, knowing the untutored will enjoy wonders of cheese as soon as they discover the very broad range of tastes available.
On a recent visit, I enjoyed a $12 cheeseburger at Au Petite Chauvigol. SHMBO had a plate of unusual cheeses and exotic deli selections. She couldn't finish it, but I could.
Pricey. Maybe. But wow. This was the best burger I've yet set my fat fingers upon. The high qualty beef, chopped in house, had been barely touched before hitting the grill. It was perfect; more than perfect, if that's possible. Additionally, the bun put me in mind of soft and crispy choices from the era of Nat Bailey. (Toigos advertise secret sauce but buns were the real difference.)
A short while before, I tried A&W's premium "Angus" burger. Apparently, it was prepped in an Alberta hockey puck factory, immediately before a mass recall. A&W's advertising focused on great photos but their store delivered shit on plates.
At the White Spot, I joked with the server and asked if my plate would look like the mouth watering version on the specials brochure, complete with large, succulent chunks of seafood. She said, 'Of course." She was wrong. Actually, not by much.
I admire the White Spot, a company that has reinvented itself frequently and been a good example of community enterprise. (I credit that to my contributions as one of pre-teen Peter Toigo's soccer coaches).
Nevertheless, I'd like assistance from a reader to have a playful look at fast food, I've taken my little digital camera into the field but the operator seems to produce items that are below a fair standard for publication.
If you have photgraphic skill and desire to earn nothing, send me a communication at firstname.lastname@example.org
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