On a cold day ... and it is cold up here in Canada ... a soup shoot is just the thing to warm the studio and the day!
Sometimes good things happen fooling around. I was actually testing this glassware and stirred the beer a little too much.
So often we are shooting for seasons far ahead .... (ice cream shooting season now!) so it's fun to shoot soup when it's actually cold outside!
Sometimes it is great to get together with other creatives, put your heads together and produce some new work. I worked on these images with food stylist Sarah Sweeney and prop stylist Christine Roberts, two really great pros and fun to work with. Ron Hartwell assisted. Shot at Album Studios.
The answer, of course, is everything. In this case stir fried snap peas and grape tomatoes, but really find me the dish that champagne does not go with!
We can't always shoot exactly what we love and frankly my taste for beer had waned quite a bit until the rise of the micro brewpubs. There are so many amazing beers produced in these places with really unique styles and flavours. It really re-ignited my love of beer. That make this assignment a fun one. Four brewpubs in two days ...
If there is one thing better than photographing BBQ it is eating it!
Summertime shoots are so much fun and I especially love shooting dinner scenes, particularly when the involve barbecue. There are so many elements involved that have to come together to make it a success!
For some people summer means the beach, barbecue and patios. For me, it means gelato season. I'm lying a a bit because I love all the other things about summertime, but I have fond memories of strolling around the piazzas in Rome eating incredible gelato.
I love shooting something simple and making it come to life with lighting. This beautiful loaf of ciabatta is a thing of beauty on its own, but with a dramatic lighting to bring out its texture and shape it comes to life.
Well we kind of went overboard with this citrus shoot .... but it was so much fun it was hard to stop!
I really enjoyed this shoot, partially because I love ramen so much. It is not something I would normally make myself, since there are so many great ramen restaurants in Toronto that are so inexpensive. As well the broth really needs to cook for two full days!
Oh yes, they are good!
Good morning! Eggs are back on the "good for you list" which is a good thing ... because I love them. One of my favourite ways to make them is in a frittata. Simple to make and delicious. All you need is a cast iron pan and a little TLC.
Most of my time is spent doing food shoots, but every now and then it is great to get outdoors and shoot.
Man, what a fun shoot this was. Tons of work but very happy with the result. Aside from my careless mistake of letting the camera boom drop during cleanup (which thankfully only broke two wineglasses and injured me only very slightly!) everything went real smooth. Love working with the rich fall foods and colours.
I love doing fall shoots. There are so many rich colours and textures to work with ... just add light. This was a fun shoot and a tasty drink.
Every year, in the hazy, hot days of August, I start dreaming of fall. Or more precisely, fall produce. One of my favourites is squash. Roasting squash is dead simple: Squash, herbs and spices and olive oil and a little heat. Once roasted, there are so many things you can make with the squash, but one of my favourites is a simple pasta dish. A little rosemary, parmesan cheese, olive oil and salt and pepper and you are ready to go! Delicious! Just waiting for apple season now!
Oysters have always intrigued me. It is one of those foods that I want to like so much, but just can't ... but I keep trying to prepare them different ways. Yes, the purists will tell you the only way to eat them is raw, but there are other ways to shuck an oyster.