I have gotten mixed reviews on my choice to shoot only food.  Many people have told me that it's great that I have one direction and focus to my photography.  Others have pointed out that with such a specific subject matter, I may be missing out on other potential clients when that time comes.  
I have given this a lot of thought over the years, and while I truly love shooting food, I think that it is important to show that I have skills for lighting other subjects as well.  The solution that I came up with was to shoot plating.  This way I could light things in ways that are not necessarily appropriate when working with food, but dishes still tie in with my work and can be placed in my portfolio with food work.  My prop stylist, Derek, was just as jazzed about this idea as I was, and here is what we came up with when we got together:

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