Gummy Bears are among us and they are just like you and me: coy, funny, playful, reflective and mischievous. I just catch them in their natural setting.
I realized my love of gummy bear photography while sitting at my desk in 2009 at my old job at The Dallas Morning News. One day when I needed a break from routine, I turned over a stack of proofs and put a blue gummy bear from a bag full I bought from the office diner. Then I snapped a photo. That turned into bringing props to work or using what was around me.~ Love and gummies,
My co-workers even got in on it.
I just kept putting them in funny yet (somewhat) realistic situations and it took off from there. First the cubicle, then everywhere...
I like to leave the bears doing what they do without forcing it too much. They can be fussy. You may even see people or random stuff in the background!
I just love the look and reaction these little guys get. It brings the kid out of everyone...and a smile on their faces. That's what's important. Making people happy.
Portrait by G3
is an awesome scientist who has enjoyed my work via Twitter for some time now. My images are featured on her site where she does various experiments with gummy bears. See one here: Gummi Bear Science
Gummy Edits was my first gummy photo. He's sitting on a stack of newspaper proofs (upside down). People ask me at least once a week how this all started...well this is WHERE it started.