First time I heard about the US-American photographer Eve Arnold from a friend who had just visited a retrospective about Eve Arnold in Munich. Already from what my friend told me about her I wanted to know more about this outstanding lady. I discovered her great photo shots and I read in the internet some inspiring articles about her, like the one that was written by the British film director Beeban Kidron, who was Eve Arnold’s apprentice at the age of 16, and I wanted the All About Eve volume of her photographs for my birthday.
Once Eve Arnold wrote that a photographer must have a passionate, personal approach which definitely also describes her own way of working. She took very sincere portraits of celebrities and her photos of the disadvantaged belong to the most sensible photos I have seen so far. Furthermore I was impressed and even more inspired when I found out that Eve Arnold entered the world of photography at the age of 36, that she was largely self-taught and that she was the first woman to be accepted into the photography agency Magnum Photos. In the 50ies Eve Arnold became a member of Magnum Photos. At that time my mother was a young woman who did what women also do today. Collecting recipes from magazines. Therefore I thought it is a good idea to share with you this pumpkin dessert from my mums recipe collection, which I slightly modified this time. I replaced the sugar by honey and the red wine by grape juice to give the dessert a touch of todays more healthy lifestyle.
And as this pumpkin dessert also matches very well to the theme of Simone’s Junglefrog Cooking October Pumpkin orange photography and styling challenge, this is also my contribution to this great blog event.