A big thank you to my 82-year-old neighbor, Pat, for graciously hand modeling for this shoot for the food issue of East Bay Express. She's showcasing scoops from East Bay's original ice cream shops. I learned Fentons started in the 1880s!?
Thrilled to have worked on this month's cover for San Francisco magazine's Food issue! They wanted to incorporate their three food critics' favorite Bay Area dishes, with visual inspiration from 1950s cookbooks. Prop styling by Joanna Andreoni and food styling by Amanda Anselmino from Kern Represents.
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