I created some new imagery for San Francisco Botanical Garden's annual Garden Feast, featured on their invitations and printed materials. Myself and art director, Valerie Shagday, have been able to collaborate on this project for the past two years. We start with a morning foraging hunt with an SFBG gardener to collect approved materials, then hustle back to the studio to start pushing petals. It's a weirdly exciting process --we can't be certain what direction the collage will go since our available ingredients depend on many factors, and we're working against the clock with organic material, but the client gives us lots of creative freedom and I'm always delighted with the results.
From a recent e-commerce shoot with one of my fav clients Kris Nations Jewelry. I usually work with them on seasonal lookbooks, but this time they wanted a clean and timeless look focusing on images for their web shop. We shot about a hundred of their classic best-selling earrings, necklaces and bracelets. It was a great team of ladies working with founders/sisters Kim and Kris, stylist Liz Baca, hair and makeup artist Victoria Boggiano and Sophia Jackson from Scout Models.
Housemade hot sauces from across the world, shot for a great spread in the current food issue of East Bay Express. Prop assistance by Grace Suh.
Some shots for Taste magazine at Tartine Manufactory in San Francisco! Liz has a beautiful new book out called Tartine All Day.
Here's a new project I've been working on with Chinatown Pretty collaborator/writer Valerie Luu! These past few months we've been photographing and interviewing classic SF Chinatown restaurants that have been operating over 40 years. The Chinatown Community Development Center invited us to put on an exhibit highlighting some of our favs. Eat Chinatown will be up through April 9th --here's a peek. You'll also find old menus and ephemera at the show!
Location: 41 Ross Alley, SF, CA
Gallery hours: Th-Sun 11-4p
A few favorite phone + camera snapshots from our vacation in Norway. You should go! Let me know if you need recs. Good coffee, heated floor, waterfalls galore, nicest sheep.
Recently, I photographed a 9-page cover story on Oakland food businesses for Norwegian Airlines Magazine. They offer direct flights from OAK International to Norway and funny enough, I'd booked a vacation on that route for September and was able to catch this issue on my flight. I received the assignment just days after I booked my trip, so stars must have been aligning. Made me happy to highlight these proudly-Oakland restaurants and businesses --Brown Sugar Kitchen, The Cook and Her Farmer, Locol, Mamacitas Cafe, Mandela Food Co-op, Miss Ollie's and Red Bay Coffee.