San Francisco Botanical Garden flower collages

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.

Kris Nations

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.

Eat Chinatown: a photo show

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! 
Dates: 1/20-4/9
Location: 41 Ross Alley, SF, CA
Gallery hours: Th-Sun 11-4p

Oakland Restaurants for Norwegian Airlines

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.