I love this photo of my friend Renee being spanked by Arch Rival Rollergirl Kirsten O’Loughlin at the 2012 Midwest Mayhem in the City Museum here in St. Louis. I originally posted this image on Facebook but then kept going back to it. I developed a black and white version from the original color which I think adds a gritty element to it which I really like. It was shot in low light with my X100 and the resulting grain […]
Another of the fun assignments I got to shoot last month was a quick portrait of Rob Uyemura for Sauce Magazine. Rob is the executive chef at Yia Yia’s Eurobistro in Chesterfield. Rob reviewed several cookbooks about fresh-from-the-soil produce and the creative brief was for a portait of him cooking out of one of the cookbooks. According to Rob his kitchen wasn’t photo-ready, so I ended up shooting him in his backyard grilling up some lovely ribs and some really […]
I loves me some hotwings, don’t get me wrong. When football season rolls around they are a regular part of my diet. But if you want something a little more exotic, a little more … courageous … then head on over to The Crow’s Nest in Maplewood for some Gorgonzola Fried Frog Legs. Yum. You can read the review of the Crow’s Nest in the May 2012 issue of Sauce Magazine.
St. Louis weather always keeps me guessing. Blistering heat one day, then cold and dreary the next. Toss in the odd tornado and/or momentous thunderstorm and you’ve got your average spring week here in Missouri. Such was the case in late April when I photographed a Cajun/Creole garden party for Feast magazine. The brief was fairly straight forward: several local chefs with New Orleans backgrounds would all be attending a backyard party, along with their families. Each chef would being […]
I took an over-priced stroll through the Missouri Botanical Garden last night to check out the 2012 Chinese Lantern Festival. Tickets are a whopping $22, which in my opinion, was about twelve bucks too much considering the lights are only on for two hours and you spend a good portion of that time in line to buy tickets. Ten bucks admission and I wouldn’t be complaining, but $22? Sheesh. Anyway, it was fun to see all the lanterns, drink some […]
Recently I had the chance to meet local artisan Jermain Todd, who I photographed for Sauce magazine. Jermain owns Mwanzi, an eco-friendly design-build-supply firm. Among other things, Jermain makes really excellent furniture out of local wood, whether it’s reclaimed or trees he acquires from people around town who need to cut them down for whatever reason. You’ll be able to eat on some of his tables at the new Pi in the Mercantile Exchange downtown. I met up with Jermain […]