living in a lightbox
a photo lightbox — also known as a light tent — is a box with translucent sides and a white backdrop. the box is intended to be empty so that you can place a product inside, take a photo, and get a result that has professional-quality lighting. here in minnesota, when we’ve had a fresh snowfall, and the sky is winter white, my whole world turns into an enormous soft white lightbox. in other words, for a few weeks every winter, i get gifted perfect lighting. this photo would have been particularly hard to make without perfect lighting. the white seed fluff would have been almost impossible to capture against a bright white background. one of the many perks of living in this brutiful (brutal + beautiful) frozen place.