Iain Bagwell has proven he can stand the heat, but he still likes to get out of the kitchen once in awhile. So he relished the chance to document a gourmet mushroom hunt hosted by the ultra-exclusive Ventana Inn & Spa in the Big Sur region just south of Carmel, California.
“I shoot a lot indoors, so the coastal mountains in Big Sur provided an amazing change of scenery,” Iain explains. “Of course, they also provided some challenges – mushrooms require rainy weather which can be less than ideal for photography.”
Iain’s images were also used to accompany a story in Brilliant Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in Texas. The story centered around the wild mushroom hunting packages offered by The Ventana four times each year.
“I didn’t have the opportunity to do any advance scouting, I just tagged along with the other hunters,” states Bagwell. “But while they were searching for tasty fungi, I was on the lookout for the perfect shot.”
During his 1 day excursion, Iain captured approximately 100 editorial images for use in the magazine and on the hotel’s web site.