Fresh, raw cuts of meat produce a unique set of challenges. To help Pumpkin Creek Ranch, from Scottsbluff, Nebraska, show off their beautifully marbled cuts of meat, I needed to pay extreme attention to not only composition but also time. To look it’s best, the meat could not sit out at room temperature for too long, which meant I needed to first style the shot correctly and then prep the meat which had just thawed. Special attention was given to showing off the plumpness, color and marbling. The end result was over 20 cuts of meat and over 30 set ups photographed over a period of four days. It’s a pleasure to work with ranchers who care for and respect the cattle they raise and the quality meat which those cows produce.