Back in April, photographer Laura Flippen and photo stylist Nyssa Zinn began a personal project based on their ideas and visions surrounding food and entertaining. At Poppy, we love gourmet-everything, so we were dying to see the results and hear from the pros about working together!
“Nyssa and I have been wanting to work together for quite some time and decided we would carve out some days in between being busy moms and our unpredictable work schedules. We connected right away – we’re both new mommas and we also have distinct but cohesive styles that really work together,” Laura said. “When we met, we quickly felt an aesthetic and conceptual connection,” Nyssa told us.
“We started pulling imagery that we were inspired by and then gathering props and surfaces that we thought could connect into a body of work,” Nyssa explained. “Once I get going shooting personal work, it’s hard to stop! When I get the creative forces up and running, with no real limitations on what I’m doing, I feel I get some of my best work done,” Laura said.
These images are just the first in a series that Laura and Nyssa plan to create. “At the end of our shoot day, having created some really nice work, we both were brimming with new ideas for the next one!” Laura said. “We made these images very intuitively, referencing some visual inspiration and then joining our creativity into a narrative that I’m really excited to elaborate on,” Nyssa said.
Stay tuned – we’ll be sure to share more images as this series develops!