I’ve recently been working with one of my favorite shelter/architecture magazines, Maine Home+Design, and was excited to shoot the cover for their July issue. With the help of their wonderful art director (Heidi Kirn) and a beautiful subject, we created an image that I’m really happy about. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I just saw this photo of the infamous Martha Stewart posing with the magazine. She’s apparently/understandably a huge fan of the magazine, so imagine my surprise when I saw her holding a magazine with my cover on it.
Does this mean I can now claim that I’m famous by proxy? 🙂
Fiddleheads are possibly my favorite vegetable on earth, yet I’d never even heard of them before moving to Maine. What are fiddleheads, you say? Fiddleheads are basically a young, unfurled fern that are only found in the wild and have a very short season (generally about 2 weeks long). While they exist in many parts of the world (including Indonesia and Japan), in North America they seem to only be popular in certain regions , such as New England, Quebec, and the Pacific Northwest. Aside from their scarcity, one has to be careful when picking fiddleheads, as there are quite a few types of ferns that are poisonous, so it’s important to know what you’re looking for.
They taste a bit like a cross between asparagus, green beans, and arugula. Beyond taste, they’re pretty darn beautiful with their spiral shape. In my desperation to keep fiddleheads around all year long, my wife and I ended up pickling 6 pounds of these beauties, but I knew I had to capture their beauty before submerging them into the land of pickling. Photos of pickled fiddleheads are sure to come in the future.
What do you think? Have you ever tried a fiddlehead?
I was honored and excited to get another call from Petite Jacqueline–a James Beard nominated french Bistro in Portland, Maine–for another round of food photography. Their food is always spectacularly tasty, and their presentation is exquisite…so I love the opportunity to photograph their creations, as their skill really comes across in the images.
One of my all time favorite proteins is oxtail, so I was really happy to hear that I’d be photographing it, and when I saw it plated, I knew I had to really emphasize the shape and prominence of the bone. Because of that, I knew I needed a shot from above, as well as a more traditional image from the diner’s perspective.
I’ll post more dishes in the coming days/weeks, but feel free to let me know what you think…and if you have the chance to eat at Petite Jacqueline, I highly recommend you seize the opportunity to do so.
I photographed this beautiful kitchen in Freeport, Maine a couple weeks ago. I must say, this is a kitchen that I really just loved. The cabinetry, backsplash, and colors really come together to create a warm and welcoming space.
I just finished editing the images that I shot at one of my favorite restaurants in Maine, Five Fifty-Five, and this photo of boar ravioli is one of my favorite images from the shoot. What do you think?
I recently created some images for Maine Coast Kitchen Design, as I just finished photographing their custom cabinetry line (“Maine Coast Cabinetry”). It is some truly beautiful stuff, with impeccable craftsmanship. I really enjoyed shooting an something that is usually part of architectural photography, but this time photographed as a product. Beyond their beautiful cabinetry and amazing stone counter tops, I really a big fan of their logo, too.
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This blog is still in it’s infancy, so please bear with us as we grow accustomed to our new home.
I had the opportunity to photograph some of the new dishes at Petite Jacqueline, a great french bistro in Portland, Maine. Petite Jacqueline is owned by Steve and Michelle Corry, the same Chef/owner as one of Portland’s other top restaurants, Five Fifty-Five.