Tag:st. louis food photographer
If you say you don’t like Spam then you are no friend of mine. Sure, I shot a lot of high end food but when you get right down to it, can you really beat super-processed meat that contains more chemicals than actual meat-like ingredients? Ok, fine, I can understand your hesitation, but seriously, if Spam is prepared properly and paired with good ingredients? Delicious.
I’m pleased to report that one of my images was chosen for the cover of the August 2014 Issue of Feast Magazine. This is the Feast 50 issue, and there are tons of amazing photographs of food and beverages by myself and the other amazing photographers that I have the pleasure of working with. Pick up a copy at your local newstand or you can read the issue online at feastmagazine.com
I love making pizza at home, and have gotten pretty good at a variety of different styles and crusts. When I make pizza at home, in general, it is much more healthy than it is when I go out for a pie, if for no other reason than I make my pizza’s smaller at home, and I usually go with minimal toppings for both taste and practicality (home made pizzas can get easily bogged down with heavy toppings). As I’ve […]
Now that the weather is finally on the nicer side of “when the hell will spring get here anyway” I’ve been wearing shorts, finally. Over the decade that I lived in NYC I think I owned and wore one single pair of shorts, and then I probably only wore them in the privacy of my 250 square foot studio apartment in East Harlem. I don’t think I was every chided for wearing shorts in New York, but I always suspected […]
I’ve been trying to eat healthier things these days, and one of the things that I’ve been trying to cut down on is gluten. I don’t have a gluten allergy or intolerance, and I’m certainly not going to give up bread. However, some people think that we would all feel better physically if we cut down on the gluten a bit anyway, so I’m giving it a shot. I picked up some cellophane noodles (otherwise known as mung bean noodles) […]
Keeping my energy up during big shoots is important. Sometimes I’m too busy to take the time to sit down and eat something. Other times I forget about eating entirely. When we have a craft services table set up for big shoots, I can sometimes grab a bite in between things, but on the smaller shoots, sometimes it is helpful to have something quick and healthy that I can munch on. This week’s healthy food from the studio is a […]
You know what is delicious? Mayonnaise. You know what is really bad for you? Mayonnaise. Since I’ve been on this whole health kick lately, I have been avoiding things like mayonnaise and all of the wonderful things that you can make with mayonnaise. But then I discovered Greek yogurt (about three years after the rest of the country) and have been substituting it for mayo in just about every recipe that I’ve tried. 100 grams of mayo has 680 calories […]
I rarely eat what I photograph. I’m not getting any younger over here, and when you spend your day photographing food and booze … well, it can be tough to stay in shape. So, one of the biggest reasons I don’t eat everything I photograph is because I don’t want to turn into a big tub of goo. There are other reasons of course, – you can read about them in a post from a couple of months back, Do […]
It is freezing cold in St. Louis (today’s high is in the single digits). Luckily for me, this week has been filled with mostly in-house work. Other than a few excursions to the grocery store, and quick dog-walks, I’ve been pretty much been holed up in my warm(ish) studio shooting food and beverages. I am working on new portfolio work, and doing some testing of some new equipment. Lotsa fun!
Last month I got a fun assignment for Sauce Magazine: photographing Tripel in Lafayette Square for the November issue. The photos were for the the Nightlife section, which is a column that I cover regularly. Each month the column includes a main opening photograph of the crowded nightspot and a couple of food shots for the side bar. Despite the fact that the brief is usually pretty simple, this column is a little tricky to shoot each month. For one […]