Compact Cabin Kitchen
A log cabin in Virginia, built around 1828, offers an interesting photographic challenge.
Under a full moon and surrounded by cows, I photographed a log cabin in Virginia built around 1828 for a book. The cabin had been dismantled, and then reassembled on a nearby property on the edge of a meadow. The logs of the cabin are believed to be old-growth long-leaf pine. The homeowners wanted a cabin for guests, so a big kitchen was not a necessity. Recycled pine was used from an old factory in southeastern Virginia for the cabinets and flooring. The author asked me to photograph the kitchen and make it “smell good.” I had to really think about what to do! I found a nearby bakery and their bread was just coming out of the oven. I bought two loaves with hopes that it looks like I just pulled them out of the oven in this photo! I chose to only include a hint of the stove so I could include on the right side of the image, the stairs leading up to the master bedroom. Decisions like this one are always interesting challenges.
“A Cabin with a History“, featured on pages 11-17 in The Family Cabin by Dale Mulfinger, published by The Taunton Press.
Builder: Elk Mountain Contracting