Archive for the 'Photo Shoot' Category

A Felliniesque Look Behind The Curtain

Cast and Crew

A fabulous video for your entertainment from Photographer Nathan Jones

http://nathanjonesphoto.com/video/videos/rwop.mov

Something to Chew On

I feel a bit remiss that I have neglected my own blog for that of a celebrity.  Shame on me. Until I get caught up on what is happening on the website food content I help control, I will connect you with the other place I lay my head these days.

http://www.pauladeen.com/index.php/food_section_articles/view/a_kitchen_filled_with_a_deep_fried_turkey_and_love/

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The Lady and her Aunt Peggy...we apparently only have a budget for a flip camera. Andrea Goto can be seen here on "camera B".

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My assistant, Becky, rocking a melancholy Christmas

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The first Turkey I ever tortured with hot oil...DELICIOUS!

Photos from a Nut Shoot

The product is a nut topper to shake on salads and ice cream. I can tell you first hand it is delicious since I ate about a pound of it yesterday. From beginning to end…client, advertising agency, celebrity spokesperson, photograher…it was a dream and a pleasure. Here are a couple of photos from a day in the life of us…

The man...the photographer...the Steve Pelosi

The man...the photographer...the Steve Pelosi

Steve on point

Steve on point

The subject and the beautiful boss

The delicious subject and the beautiful boss

The Brothers Nut...Wonderful Clients and Account Manager Don "Draper"

The Brothers Nut...Wonderful Clients and Account Manager Don "Draper"

One of the head nuts and his stunningly beautiful Anne Hathaway look alike nut offspring

One of the head nuts and his stunningly beautiful Anne Hathaway look alike nut offspring

Scooping the fake Old Fashion Vanilla Bean Ice Cream I made the day before

Scooping the fake Old Fashion Vanilla Bean Ice Cream I made the day before

working another angle

working another angle

Styling camera front...Adding the nuts...Curiously the ice cream isn't melting under the lights and pressure

Styling camera front...Adding the nuts...Curiously the ice cream isn't melting under the lights and pressure

Recipe for Fake Old Fashion Vanilla Bean Icecream

1/2 C Light Corn Syrup

1/2 C Vegetable Shortening

Seeds from 3 Vanilla Beans

1-2 drops Yellow Food Coloring

1 to 2 pounds Confectioners Sugar

Using a standing mixer, combine corn syrup and vegetable shortening. Mixing until well combined. Add vanilla bean seeds and yellow food coloring. Mix thoroughly. Gradually add 1 pound of confectioners sugar a cup at a time. Remove from mixing bowl and knead in confectioners sugar on a clean surface until a desired consistency is achieved. Be careful not to add too much confectioners sugar or the mixture will become crumbly. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Food Stylists Note: It’s in the “scooping” that makes it an art…and a job.

Apparently…I am so “skirt”

Jessica Leigh Lebos is the editor of Skirt Magazine. An amazing energy surrounds Jessica. I love when we run into each other at the Sentient Bean or the grocery store. I don’t mind that she only buys organic and makes fun of the amount of butter I have in my cart. Skirt Magazine is a Feminist Fashion Magazine and one that I can’t wait to read each month. Jessica is a large part of that reason. A wonderful writer and editor. So…the November food issue…Jessica asked if I wouldn’t mind having a little blurb done on me for it. All that is my super fascinating life (to everyone but me). I am honored and don’t even care that my hair is a mess…it was 7:00am and here I am. Thank you Skirt and Jessica for a great “food porn” moment.

http://savannah.skirt.com/node/22067

When the photographer asks if she can "fix" your hair...that's not good.

When the photographer asks if she can "fix" your hair...that's not good.

Savannah Magazine Food Issue

Michelle Karner is the Art Director of Savannah Magazine…I’ve worked with her once before and thoroughly enjoyed it. She contacted me a few weeks ago about doing the food styling for the cover and some interior shots of the upcomming Food Issue. Erin Adams http://www.erinadamsphoto.com was the photographer. Erin and I have shared a coffee at the Sentient Bean here in town as well as a couple of jobs. I really like working with her. Like most food photographers, she is easy going with a good sense of humor and great patience…It’s a must when dealing with what can sometimes be tedious shoots. We only had to get three images, but it took the better part of the day. Again, my home was the location (I think I need to be charging for this) Michelle chose the Asian Crab Slaw as the Cover Shot. It’s a simple and delicious recipe by local caterer Cynthia Creighton-Jones. I chose to put it in bright green chinese take out containers sitting on tan linen with a bright pink napkin behind (very Lilly). I made large home made fortune cookies for added fun and interest to the image. Here is how it went…start to finish.

Erin Adams (photographer) Michelle Karner (Art Director)

Before AfterAftermath

Candle Label Shoot

This is the first photo shoot I have had at my own house, and I LOVED it. Everything I needed was right there! This was a shoot for the labels for a new line of candles by Paula Deen. The scents will be based on some of her favorite and most delicious smelling recipes…like Creme Brule, Bob’s Peppermint Pie and Cherry Cheescake Pie. Since they are for labels where tons of text will be, the parameters of the image was very small. No real props aside from the dish. Room for plenty of text while still making you want to eat the image…easy, but tough. Chia Chong was the photographer. She brought her assistant, Jaime. Michelle White from PDE was the art director…then just me and my dog Emilie. (husband out of town on business…son on his way to Lake Tahoe) Here are a couple of images from the shoot. I cooked and prepped most of the stuff the day before. We started at 9 and got the last image off around 5. Chia just sent me the finals…You’ll have to wait to smell them when they hit the shelves. Coming Soon!

Chia, Jaime and EmilieMichelle/ Art DirectorLibbie and the pastry bagCreme Brulee beforeCreme Brulee after