Obviously, I did not make this gelato. I bought it for a specific reason, and I’m so glad I did. I wanted to buy some high-end chocolate bars for my husband; but since my car’s air conditioner works whenever it wants to, I was afraid I was not going to make it home in time before the chocolate melted. My solution was to buy something cold to keep in the bag. The only thing I could find in The Fresh Market was ice cream. And in this case, gelato. The least expensive one was Talenti. Being a sucker for packaging helped, too. I also thought I could use the gelato for a photo. So, voila! You have to work fast with frozen desserts, even inside. So I composed the photo with an empty dish before adding the gelato. Since this flavor is toasted almond, I sprinkled some sliced almonds on top. I also drizzled some chocolate sauce to add a little contrast. After I finished shooting, I finally tasted it. I have never, in my life, had better ice cream. Granted, I’ve never had gelato. But if it all tastes this good, it has won me over. But I can highly recommend this brand. I think I paid $5 or $6 for the pint. So it’s not cheap, but not too expensive, either.
I get an opportunity every now and then to work on my more artistic photo project, “Girl in the Polka Dotted Dress,” and today was one of those days.
The dress is actually my sister’s; and a little too big, so I have to pin it to keep it from falling off of me. A real trick when I’m out in public. But today I stayed indoors.
I used to shoot a mask series, and this rabbit mask is one of my favorite props. He was just staring at me today begging to help me out with my photos.
I had a lot of fun.