Great partnerships make for great work. Here, friends at USA Pears brought me in to create a shot with the insanely creative team at Ox Restaurant, Gabrielle and Greg Denton. The dish features their pear prosciutto, foie gras terrine, pickled chanterelles and malted white chocolate on top for good measure. (yes, it tasted outrageously good!)
Creating the photograph together was like a performance piece: Greg ad-libbing the presentation and me quickly responding with the lighting & camerawork. There was a “moment”, and then it was done.
And congratulations to Gabrielle & Greg for their upcoming cookbook project with Ten Speed Press – it’ll be great for sure! Keep your eyes peeled for it.
Gotta love being brought into a great little project like this: Genius Chef Chris Diminno, beautiful restaurant, and The Mushroom Council all partnering through Plate Magazine to talk about mushroomy goodness With Portland’s top tastemakers. It’s super fun to create a little mood around a simple idea.
The Davis family naturally embodies the lifestyle many of us would love for ourselves. For them it’s all about being together, cooking together and every Fall, making apple cider together from the small orchard on their family farm in gorgeous Eastern Washington. Just being there, photographing, and experiencing their traditions caused me to reflect and more greatly appreciate my own family and the seasonal foods that bring us together.
Fun to come across this ad from a series we did with our collaborators at HarvestPR last year. The US Apple Association is promoting healthy living through healthy eating. A no-brainer, right? So, make this for dinner tonight – it was delicious!
(then click this link to see a quick video of how the shot came together: video)
When Tasting Table called to photograph Mika Paredes, Chef de Cuisine at Beast, I jumped at the opportunity. Mika is super cool, super nice and oh yeah, she has a look that I see as a beautiful combination of tough and soft. Shooting with her was going to be awesome, and I loved creating a mood through the lighting that reflected her look, her aura. You can see Mika’s recipe and the other featured Sous Chefs on the Tasting Table site here.