As a photographer, I am motivated by the people I meet and my passion is food photography. That’s why I decided to create an image as a tribute to the wonderful work that people do for Daffodil Day.
Time spent photographing Canberra locals to raise awareness for this year’s Daffodil Day, inspired me to create my own photographic piece. Going with the theme ‘go yellow for hope’, I created a still life food artwork. Captured in studio, I set the backdrop and lighting, gathered an eclectic sample of yellow items from my fridge and cupboards (the chocolates and chips once opened disappeared quickly), plus two bunches of daffodils from my local shops. I then creating the scene, styling the food and flowers and suspending the bananas from a boom overhead.
The daffodil is recognised internationally as the symbol of hope for all people affected by cancer. As the photographer for Canberra Weekly, this month saw me spending time with Cancer Council ACT staff, together we meet students from Alfred Deakin High School who are hosting their own fundraiser for Daffodil Day. I photographed the students, dressed in yellow, for the cover of Canberra Weekly. I also meet and photographed two researchers from John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU, who willing came outside for a portrait shot, even though the temperature was below zero.
Who wouldn’t be inspired to create work after meeting such inspirational people, who are passionate about raising funds and finding a cure for cancer. Daffodil Day is Friday 28 August 2020. Find out more at www.daffodilday.com.au