I was recently hired to shoot a pair of image libraries for online use by the terrific folks that own Pi Pizzerias and GRINGO, a killer new Mexican restaurant here in St. Louis. This multi-day project was a challenge for a number of reasons, the biggest of which was the need to shoot a lot [Continue Reading...]
This recipe is attributed to my grandma, but I’m pretty sure it can be found on almost every package of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Not to diminish mamaw’s culinary reputation, mind you, but it’s not exactly a revelatory recipe. It’s still yummy though. In any case, it’s a ridiculously easy dish to prepare. Seriously, I’m sure [Continue Reading...]
First off, don’t feed your dog this. It’s laced with chocolate, which is lethal to dogs, plus it has 2 sticks of butter in it and about 900,000 calories so if the chocolate doesn’t kill the pooch it will likely meet its doom via diabetes or a heart attack. Second, while this recipe is essentially [Continue Reading...]
The first question most people ask me when checking out my food photography is “Do you get to eat the food?”. Usually, the answer is ‘yes’. In the case of Cleveland-Heath, it was ‘OH MY GOD YES!’. I get to taste some amazing food after I shoot it, but this assignment was especially rewarding. The [Continue Reading...]
DISCLAIMER: I cannot be held responsible for the consequences of you licking your computer monitor while reading this post. A couple months ago, my editor at Feast emailed me to ask, “How do you feel about pizza?”. As much as I wanted to include the word ‘tumescent’ in my reply, I erred on the side [Continue Reading...]
So, in my first post of this series, I kinda told a lie. Sorry, mom. The beer bread wasn’t the first thing I made from the family recipe box. My mom’s cheese soup was. After a recent discussion about comfort foods on Facebook, I realized that there was one food that fit the bill for [Continue Reading...]
The goal of this project is simple: to cook each recipe in the box and make at least one interesting photo of the dish. Along the way, I hope that both my photography and my cooking improve while I gain a little insight into my family’s uh…unique culinary heritage. Trust me, there is some weird shit in there.
Since I started working with the amazing folks at Feast Magazine this August, I have yet to encounter an assignment that isn’t both a challenge and a total blast to shoot. This was no exception, but not for the reasons you might think.
I mean, if you are a wine enthusiast looking for a cozy, dimly-lit joint in which to enjoy a phenomenal range of wines served by a talented, knowledgeable staff then it’s perfect. But if you are a photographer on the move trying to shoot a fast-moving crew of three chefs working in a makeshift kitchen, it’s flat-out DARK.
My first assignments for Feast were part of their ‘Feast 50′ issue and included shots of an Illinois Farm Stand, margaritas (and the man that makes them) at a hip tapas joint, and more.