It’s no great secret: I like tabletops the very best. Tabletop photography is my favourite kind, over landscapes or portraits or fashion or anything else done behind a camera lens. Something about a birds-eye view and prettily scattered items across a surface makes me shiver.
I’ve had a lump stuck deep in my throat all afternoon, since I came across Jennifer Causey’s Simply Breakfast. She photographs tabletops of her breakfasts each morning. But more, really: she somehow encapsulates everything beautiful about living. There’s a sense of simple serenity in her images of eggs and toast and oatmeal and fruit spread on worn-wood tables with juice and mugs of warm liquid and dishcloths. I’ve shared a few images here, but it’s easy to lose yourself page after page in her archives of perfectly curated (but somehow unadorned) breakfasts.
It’s exactly how I want all my days to begin.