Jun 30, 2015
Early in spring I photographed two recipes from April Bloomfield's new cookbook, A Girl and Her Greens, for the New York Times. I like that the recipes from this book are veggie based but not all are strictly vegetarian. For example, April uses anchovies to give her whole pot-roasted cauliflower (pictured below) a lift. She has a refreshing take on cooking with vegetables that I very much appreciate. And for the record, these boiled potatoes with butter and mint get top marks in my book!
To view the full article featured in the New York Times click here.
And the links for the recipes:
Jun 26, 2015
Artist's homes are always so unique and inspiring. I may be biased, as I'm an artist myself, but in all my years of shooting interiors I have always found creative people's homes to be the most interesting spaces to photograph. And another that follows suit is potter, Lucy Fagella's farmhouse in Western Mass.
It's charming, cozy, warm, bright, inviting...I could go on. Lucy and her partner, Terri redid the kitchen using wood and glass from an old barn that was torn down on the property when they moved in. They also renovated the barn attached to the home into Lucy's pottery studio. It once housed hay and tractor equipment and is now a beautiful space for Lucy to work in and teach her pottery classes. They have a large garden, a greenhouse and chickens that sustain them for the majority of the year.
Lucy was also kind enough to let me watch her work. I had never seen a potter throw before so I was slightly freaking out with excitment while I was watching her do her thing. Lucy is incredibly talented and I love her pottery. The green/blue hues she uses are so soothing..I drink my morning tea out of one of her mugs every morning and it makes my day!
To view more photos of Lucy's house and to read about the story behind, check out her feature we put together on Houzz.
Jun 21, 2015
I've been a contributing photographer for Taproot Magazine for a while now and it's such a joy to work with them. There are some really incredible people behind that publication and I especially love that it is ad-free and reader supported. The pages are filled with great stories and I'm quite honored that I get to be a part of it. You can usually find my photographs accompanying Ashley English's recipes, which I must say are quite amazing. Although I've never met Ashley in person (but I hope to someday!) we are web friends and she is a really sweet, talented woman. And again, I'm honored to photograph her recipes.
Here are my photos for Ashley's piece, Wild within Reach, in the current issue of Taproot Magazine. To get the full recipes you can purchase the issue here.
Above: Smoked Wild Salmon & Fennel Salad
Below:Wild Blueberry Pound Cake
Below: Wild Rice Pancakes
Jun 16, 2015
Spring is probably my favorite time of year. It's such an exciting feeling when the weather starts to get nicer and warmer and all of the flowers and trees start budding. There is nothing quite as beautiful as fresh spring grass and leaves that have just started growing and are that vibrant, iridescent, green color. Oh I love it! And how fun is it to find a robin's nest filled with these bright blue eggs...seriously!? Nature is amazing.
I was traveling a lot this spring but made sure I had the time to stop and enjoy all the beautiful spring views, so here are some of my favorites.
Above 3 photos: pottery by Lucia Pottery
Above: Fresh eggs from Leyden Glen Farm and a new background I painted/distressed!
Below: Quick shots from a styling job I did of Kristin Nicholas's home for an upcoming video feature!
Jun 12, 2015
Last week I was super excited to have this shot (above) on the front cover of the New York Times Food section! It's an ingredient shot for Mark Bittman's piece about cooking with morels and peas to make a great springtime pasta dish. Yes, morels are very pricy, but as Bittman suggests, a few of these guys go a long way. And, really this is the perfect time to make this dish, the farmer's market is booming with fresh peas. I also used fresh pasta from Eataly making this meal even more delicious.