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Personal Project: The Orchard

Personal projects are always something I enjoy working on. It requires a vision and time! Some photographers have personal projects that span a year, while others maybe over the course of a week. I can’t say there’s a right or wrong answer here. It has to be what your feeling and how satisfied you are with the images. When I go into personal projects they may last 3-6 months depending on how many final shots I’m looking to create, the time it takes to make them, and the budget I have allotted for travel, food, props, etc.

My last project I worked on was cartoon food which I really had a great time shooting. Some of my other past personal projects and my professional work have left me in the studio. I was looking for another challenge, and all I could think of was doing something outside in the elements. Working on location is something I haven’t done in a very long time; probably since college. I found this really great orchard right outside the city that seems to have a lot of potential for photos. I’ve only been there once and I had this rush of excitement being there shooting something new and different for myself! I’m excited to see where this takes me. Here’s just a couple shots from that day.

Getting Ready For Fall Seasonal Foods!

Summer and Fall are probably my two favorite times of the year. I really enjoy the summer for the weather and the beach! Fall because the leaves change beautiful colors, there’s pumpkin carving, and I think one of my top seasons for fruits and vegetables! Things I look out for in the Fall are apples, brussels sprouts, and figs! These are so versatile and beautiful I love experimenting with them. This year I plan on doing more savory dishes with apples and figs such as incorporating some cheese. For brussels sprouts I always bake them with cubed slab bacon which is great! However I want to change things up and try some slaw or cold salads with maybe a vinaigrette. Another reason I love this time of year is making soup. It’s cold enough where I can get away with eating soup all day.

Here are some links to get your season started:

http://www.cookinglight.com/food/recipe-finder/brussels-sprouts-recipes

http://www.marthastewart.com/275229/fig-recipes/@center/276955/seasonal-produce-recipe-guide

http://www.southernliving.com/food/holidays-occasions/apple-recipes

 

National Beer Day

Today is the greatest Un-Birthday/Holidays you could experience. We can thank our former president Franklin Roosevelt for this. Today is National Beer Day! 82 years ago Roosevelt declared it legal to sell, and brew beer ending prohibition.

Time has 8 reasons to love beer on beer day: http://time.com/money/3773998/national-beer-day-why-we-love-beer/

 Food Photography by Food Photographer Felicia Perretti, New York, Philadelphia

Photo Shoot: Patron Tequila 7anos Limited Edition

This past year I had an awesome opportunity photographing a "top secret" Patron tequila never released before. Cramer-Krasselt the advertising firm in Chicago/New York reached out to me for their client Patron to photograph the unique tequila and specialty bottle along with some other Patron products to be released this year.

Finally the day has come where it's now available along with the photographs I've taken for the brand. The iconic Patron images are something I always loved and to photograph them myself was something I could not ask for more. The creatives were amazing to work with and created the amazing shots. You can read more about it online and see it at Patron's website. I'll be posting some of my favorite final shots to my site soon!

http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/patron-scratches-seven-year-itch-oldest-tequila-ever-made/

http://www.patrontequila.com/7anos

Personal Project: Margins

I recently entered the ASMP LA photo contest that had the theme "Margins" interpret it anyway you want. Whenever I have the opportunity to push the boundaries with subjects (and involve food) I like to jump at the idea. For this series of images I interpreted the word margins as the mouth. We use it everyday and really it has its own boundaries or "margins."

I thought it would be interesting to play with the edges of the mouth while someone was eating. I would photograph their movements of chewing and carefully selecting food that could create a mess or fall outside the edge of the mouth. There are a couple from the series on my conceptual portfolio and more at my APA gallery.

Margins