The summer travel bug has hit me hard, so I’m thinking about this time capsule on Lake Como from a couple years back and I’m dreaming of a lake-side palazzo to call my own.
I get to photograph amazing women like Eliza Hittman. Such a pleasure and an honor; she is an all-around badass.
I am so excited for my friends at IMPOSSIBLE FOODS – they’re making meat free meat that’s so tasty I crave it on the regular.
I love living in San Francisco.
So excited that I can finally share the photos from my biggest cookbook project to date — Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings.
Exploring old, derelict places is one of my favorite things; the prickly feeling that danger could be around the next corner, imagining the people who used to fill the space, feeling like there’s a secret that you’ve been let in on.
Those who know me know I love coffee. And I have some serious affection for Blue Bottle. Shooting their new culinary program for it’s launch was a dream assignment, a match made in caffeine heaven if you will.
Funny story about a small world: Last month, I was shooting at the Manresa Bread kitchen in Los Gatos for the soon-to-be-launched Modern Luxury Silicon Valley and while there, I was introduced to a guy named Roy with a panettone business who was renting kitchen and office space from Manresa.
Last year I teamed up with a talented crew from Weldon Owen to work on the cookbook to accompany William Sonoma’s new Airfryer.
Angelo Garro is a renaissance man; he owns a (great) salt company, cures a wide assortment of meats in a wooden larder in a corner of his expansive wine cellar and fermentation cave, he is a blacksmith, an avid chef, a hunter of wild boar, and it goes without saying, a bon vivant.
Shooting for Bon Appétit has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, so this full page beauty is BIG in my world.
Hands down the biggest, most exciting project I’ve worked on to date is Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook. It’s not out until February 2016, but here’s a sneak peek.
Melissa Perello just kills it. Her new spot, Octavia, hits all the right notes. Unbelievable food, gorgeous interiors, cozy vibe.
A couple of months back, I was commissioned to shoot a series of images for Appleton Estate Rum. It was a fun, messy day and I don’t mind telling you that we wrapped the day by helping ourselves a couple of delicious cocktails.
I love them.
Last summer California Olive Ranch brought me on board to photograph some of their growers in California’s Central Valley.
Beretta has been one of my favorite restaurants since the day it opened. It’s been a go-to birthday dinner spot in my inner circle for years and I have spent countless Sunday brunches on the outside patio indulging in too many cocktails and eating shameless amount of pizza. It’s one of those restaurants that has become a San Francisco landmark for me.
By far, my favorite part of what I do is the people, and one of the people that I always look forward to working with is artist Mark Baugh-Sasaki. He’s one of the kindest, most generous humans out there and I think his art is super rad.
Working with FREDA SALVADOR is always a dream. Those women are creative powerhouses and I feel lucky every time we shoot together. I love their product, I love their aesthetic, I love their team, I love the whole package. For Spring 2015 we shot at Left Space Studios with the ever stellar Shawn Burke on hair and makeup and Megan and Cristina, founders of FREDA, on styling. Alexis Hutt with Look was our model and she was phenomenal, like magical awesome so much fun. Count this one as one of my recent favorites.
Richie Nakano makes some damn good food. His stand at the San Francisco Ferry Building has been a staple for a few years now and I was so excited when I heard he was opening up a permanent base in the Mission.