Quick breakfast of Siggi's Yogurt from Roche Brothers before my shoot!
Boston Food Photographer
It was a pretty gloomy day in Boston today but it's always a sunny morning in the studio with Roche Brothers Blueberry Muffins! #bostonfoodphotographer #foodphotography #rochebrothers
For my most recent article in Edible Boston I got a chance to check out the New City Microcreamery in Hudson, MA. Opened in May 2015 by the same people who brought the Rail Trail Flatbread Co. to Hudson (located across the street), the microcreamery brings a new spin to an old practice. Each batch of ice-cream is cooled with liquid nitrogen, resulting in a very cool (literally) cloud that is a wonder to watch.
It's such a neat and interesting thing to see the ice cream being made, so I brought my trusty black background to isolate the process from it's surroundings.
Sometimes I enjoy a really challenging assignment for the surprise of how beautiful the pictures can be. I recently shot a story for Edible Boston on the state of compost in Boston. Massachusetts recently passed the Commercial Food Waste Ban which is a "ban on the disposal of commercial organic wastes by businesses and institutions." It's a big step since the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that nearly 21% of waste in landfills is food waste. The new legislation is important and exciting but how do you make it look good? I took a trip out to a commercial compost operation on the north shore and snagged a few shots of the towering hills of compost in all its smelly glory, but it just didn't seem to be eye catching enough for the article. Luckily I came prepared with a few buckets from the hardware store, threw on my gloves, and started picking stuff out of the piles.
With a few treasures in hand I went back to the studio and worked with my good friend and very talented food stylist George Simons who had saved his unused leftovers from the week. Together we worked out a few arrangements of compost in its various stages that were fit to hang on a wall.
We started by combining some of the inorganic things I found in the compost piles and combined them with George's leftovers.
I found lots of bones, rocks, and leaves in the intermediate stage of the compost, which were great for this shot.
The final product!