All photos and editing by me.
In our modern lives, with tools for almost any task, it is quite easy to forget how things are actually done. After all, if the hard work is always handled by something or someone else, it is easy to become lazy, or to live with the illusion that everything is easy and doesn't require some investment.
This is a little observation I wanted to express through my image: the cook in that case is in a sense the slave of her mixer, and from another point of view, the mixer is also a bit her slave.
Technically, I had to create this giant mixer so that the scene would fit inside it. The real one is much smaller: I duplicated parts as needed to extend its volume. The castle photos come from a ruin (Ivry-la-Bataille) that was totally buried in the 15th century, and discovered about 50 years ago: it made for an interesting visit.
Last but not least, the eggs have not been wasted: the cake my wife cooked after that photo was yummy!