Magic happens on a shoot for Sunday Gathers in SF

Magic happens on a shoot for Sunday Gathers in SF

Everyone wants a magic shoot. You know what I mean. The photos and subject (food) look good without any effort. Except there really is effort. The food is fresh, authentic, neat, and amazing. With food photography, the devil is in the details. Always. For the shoot I...

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Before and After MomoLicious Food Truck SF

Before and After MomoLicious Food Truck SF

MomoLicious was at the San Francisco Ferry Station farmer's market today. I try to visit every Saturday because I love seeing how the farmers' markets change every week as a reflection of the growing season. MomoLicious offers authentic and delicious Nepalese food....

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Field Trip to Pescadero

Field Trip to Pescadero

Pescadero is a tiny but alluring California town that is about 2 miles from Half Moon Bay beach, near the San Francisco Bay Area. I discovered it thanks to a friend. We explored the town and came across a tiny market that features local foods including the wonderful...

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Before and After – From the SOMA StrEat Food Park

Before and After – From the SOMA StrEat Food Park

The SOMA StrEAT Food Park is an urban park in San Francisco, south of Market Street (hence the SOMA moniker). This outdoor square features many food trucks all surrounding a central seating area. I could envision a group of friends or coworkers all choosing their...

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Pairing Merlot and Food

Pairing Merlot and Food

When I attended my first residency at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park in Napa, California, as part of the MPS program where I am a grad student, I got to experience an extraordinary amount of great food and wine in Napa for a week. Imagine a...

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Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

I was recently at the San Francisco Ferry Station farmer's market and came across a table full of peppers for sale by local farmer, David Winsberg of Happy Quail Farms (photo of his son below). I thought the heirloom peppers were so beautiful that I had to buy all...

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Accepted to Aqua Art Miami At Art Basel Miami

Accepted to Aqua Art Miami At Art Basel Miami

I received the most amazing news! I was accepted into a juried exhibit with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) NYC chapter to go to Aqua Art Miami at Art Basel. Our curator is Pamela Jean Tinnen, Director & Lead Curator of NYU Kimmel Galleries, and...

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Fall Look Book is published

Fall Look Book is published

It is hard to believe that September is almost finished! My cameras have seen quite a year, traveling all over California, to the midwest, to DC, to Oregon, back to DC, and back to the Bay Area for a summer filled with projects. I have begun the new master's MPS...

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FOOD TRUCK MAKEOVER: WASHINGTON DC

FOOD TRUCK MAKEOVER: WASHINGTON DC

FOOD TRUCK MAKEOVER, WASHINGTON DC One of the perks of being a location food photographer is the amazing places I get to visit. I was shooting in Washington DC for the last few days and got a chance to one of my "Makovers". This Thai food truck was too good to resist....

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MORE IMAGES FROM THE HONEY SOCIAL MEDIA SHOOT

MORE IMAGES FROM THE HONEY SOCIAL MEDIA SHOOT

MORE HONEY IMPORTER IMAGES: I created recipes, styled and shot the images as part of a huge social media campaign for a high-end honey importer. You can see the assignment and more images here.   More from my Journal...

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A ‘SWEET’ SOCIAL MEDIA SHOOT FOR A HONEY IMPORTER

A ‘SWEET’ SOCIAL MEDIA SHOOT FOR A HONEY IMPORTER

A 'SWEET' SOCIAL MEDIA SHOOT This is part of a huge branded social media photo deck. It is for a New Zealand honey importee who is featured in Whole Foods. I am making 30 sets over 100 images for a social media marketing customer who works for this client...

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PARTNERS CRACKERS (2): THE PACKAGING SHOTS

PARTNERS CRACKERS (2): THE PACKAGING SHOTS

PARTNERS CRACKERS: THE PACKAGING SHOOT After doing the social media assignment, we discussed how impressed we were with the product. My years as a professional chef had me wanting to design some flavors for their crackers.  They were up for it. We designed...

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