My first food magazine cover…

breakfastcoverLike many photographers in this recession you have to diversify. So when an editor called me from a food magazine and asked if I’d be interested in an assignment in Peru and Chile, naturally I said yes. Up to that point in my career I’d never shot a food feature. I mostly shot people and culture related assignments. The editor said to me,” it’s exactly what you do for National Geographic, shoot the culture, landscapes and people yet with the added element of food”. Who would have thought that a features assignment around food culture would have been so satisfying?┬áMy friends who are reading this are thinking, duh…

During that trip I felt like I discovered photography all over again. It opened up entirely new possibilities and that thought alone got me pretty excited. Fast foward 2 years later and I landed my first food cover. It was the result of a studio shoot I did in New York City at Saveur’s test kitchen. I shot about 17 gigs worth of images, it was an insane amount of shooting for the studio. I worked 14 hour days and by the end was exhausted. I didn’t find out I got the cover until a colleague called from the airport telling me that she just saw my cover in that month’s Saveur and it was beautiful. Thanks Kranny Shack…

 

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2 Responses to My first food magazine cover…

  1. I loved this! I still have it. It makes me hungry. The pictures are really beautiful.
    You’re such a badass.

  2. lazysmurf

    I am so excited that I found your blog and that you also are in Austin. I adore this cover, I saw it at O’hare back when the issue came out and even though I don’t eat eggs or bacon I stood transfixed and bought the magazine. I just love it, that whole issue was full of great photography. I am loving your blog!