Local Chefs Feature Food-Friendliness of Oregon Wine

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OWM-2017-case-card-Jason-RieslingEach year the Oregon Wine Board celebrates Oregon Wine Month with a richly detailed promotional campaign. This year’s campaign highlights the food-friendliness of Oregon wines. We were excited to be a part, capturing photos of some of our favorite chefs in photos that play off food and wine pairings. Besides being just being generally awesome, all these chefs are at restaurants from the Oregon Wine A-List Awards, which recognizes restaurants around the world enthusiastic about Oregon wine.

Our creative partners at the Oregon Wine Board were as much fun and enthusiastic as our chef subjects. It was our joint assignment to figure out to how to share the essence of the personalities along with the environment. I think the passion comes across, too. And of course, we got to dig in to all the lovely dishes at the end of each session.


Superbite Branding by This Design

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Screen grabs of design work by This Design for Superbite a Portland restaurant

Some of you know that I’m an avid cyclist. I’m a decent rider, and when I ride alone, I know how well I do. But the times that I cycle alongside a great rider, I’m better. It’s the collaboration that elevates us both. With a good riding partner I’m smoother, better, more aware. That’s a bit what it was like to work with Denis Kegler and the team at This on a project for Greg and Gabby Denton’s Superbite. The clarity of their ideas combined with their vision of the end result, elevated my work and made it more precise and effective.


Truffle Fest 2017

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Each year, Oregon hosts a Truffle Festival at which guests learn about, eat and enjoy Oregon-grown truffles in all kinds of preparations. By far, my favorite part is the truffle hunting dogs. This year we photographed the panel discussions and celebration dinner at Youngberg Hill. Last year, Angela Estate hosted this group for the truffle hunt in the woods near their vineyards.


Superbite Restaurant Website Photography

We teamed up with This Design to create some supercool food and restaurant images for Gabi & Greg Denton’s new restaurant, Superbite. This concepted a spare, modern website design which riffs off of the Denton’s carefully constructed food. I pushed the lighting and composition to reflect that sensibility.  The result is really fresh, and we totally dig it. See for yourself at www.superbitepdx.com

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Chobani Greek Yogurt in Portland

Last fall, the agency for Chobani came to Oregon to shoot a short film about Portland Chefs using their yogurt in recipes. To compliment the film production, the art directors needed a photographer who could shoot great-looking stills amidst the crazy logistics of a film shoot.

Over three days, the crew visited Le Pigeon, Bollywood Theater, Nostrana, Imperial Restaurant, Noble Rot and a farm just outside of Portland–creating interesting and evocative stories about the product. The film is really terrific. Here’s a few of our favorite photos from the project. Gabe Rucker of Le Pigeon using Chobani yogurt recipes using chobani yogurt Bollywood Theater restaurant Troy MacLarty preparing recipes using Chobani yogurt bee-local-chobani


Chizu

On their website, Chizu calls itself “a sushi-like experience for cheese lovers.” Last Spring, I shot images for a profile in Cheese Connoisseur Magazine and here’s one of their beautiful tasting boards.

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