Early last winter, my friend, pro photographer and video producer Chris Bohnhoff put a bug in my ear about planning a hunt we would turn into a video the following Spring. Chris and I started working together on videos after we met on a shoot we both did at Heartland a few years ago.
Our collaboration is a creative outlet for both of us, Chris has his day job, shooting food and lifestyle based photos and video, and I have my gig running the Salt Cellar. If you’ve ever known anyone with artistic tendencies though, you know that just one project is never enough.
Our ongoing video series has taught us plenty of things, like how uncooperative the weather and woods can be. People seem to always pick my mushrooms, and the birds eat up my berries. Even so, it’s been a great, relaxed way to collaborate with another artistic mind and see what sort of things we can come up with.
For the Spring video, we took a different approach from the previous one (see a link to that here) in that there is no actual cooking. The video focuses on the beauty of the land at Bubbling Spring Farm in Wisconsin-one of my favorite places to gather ingredients.
It’s a lot different than most food related videos I’ve seen that fall into the realm of the played out “talking head-food network style”. We have a couple more videos in the pipeline we’ve shot lately, and hope to have a fun series put together in the near future to share with you. Enjoy.