Editorial Photography

Edible Boston: Microgreens

Technically speaking, microgreens are the shoots of salad vegetables such as arugula, Swiss chard, mustard, beetroot, etc., picked just after the first leaves have developed.  It's said that they pack four to six times more nutrients than their fully grown counterparts.  For a recent issue of Edible Boston I got to visit several area growers including We Grow Microgreens, LLC and First Leaves Family Farm.

Working on a tiny scale I tried to bring across the colors and textures of the microgreens, by creating full page images of the leaves.

 

 

Edible Boston: Dancing Goats Dairy

One of my favorite assignments from Edible Boston's Summer 2015 issue was the story on Dancing Goats Dairy in Newbury MA.  I had the opportunity to go up to the farm, tucked away on a beautiful corner of Tendercrop Farm, and spend the day with owner Erin Bligh.  I rarely encounter people that so clearly love what they do.  As writer Deb Kaneb so eloquently puts it, "Pure joy radiates from Erin Bligh when she talks about her treasured goats and the journey that led her to build a goat dairy on the North Shore of Massachusetts last year."  

 Photographs made for Edible Boston Summer 2015 Issue.
 Photographs made for Edible Boston Summer 2015 Issue.

While we walked around the farm the baby goats followed Erin with bounding excitement wherever she went.  As I got to meet more of them it became clear that they each have their own personalities.  Some were curious, others boisterous, and some had a clear interest in being photographers!

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After shooting the story at the farm I decided it would be a perfect place to start my first short film.  With a few days of filming I've collected a mountain of footage to sift through. Stay tuned in the coming months for the Dancing Goats movie!

Boston Magazine: 50 Best Restaurants

I recently had the good fortune to shoot Boston Magazine's 50 Best Restaurants feature with my good friend Michael Piazza.  What follows is my contribution to what was definitely one of the tastiest shoots I've done. On the cover is this tasty Pasta dish from Giulia in Porter Square

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Followed by O Ya in Chinatown.

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

A special thanks goes out to Asta on Mass Ave.  After a couple of weeks of shooting I was a bit under the weather when I walked it, but they were so welcoming and warm.  They definitely carried me through.

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Steel & Rye in Milton was a pleasant surprise to find over in Milton.  The rustic decor welcomes you right into such a large space.  Thanks to Bridget Tivnan for the extra food styling help!

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

It was amazing to see the inner workings of the one and only Menton in Fort Point, from the rituals of the candle lighting to the pre service stretches.

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Definitely take the time to check out the Salty Pig in Back Bay

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

This dish at Clio was a work of art that narrowly missed being the cover.

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Mei Mei Street Kitchen wowed us with their hospitality, serving up three wonderful dishes.

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Last but certainly not least is this artfully arranged apple pie over at Hungry Mother in Cambridge.

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

Boston Magazine 50 Best Restaurants

 

 

Improper Bostonian: Setting The Tone and Table

Check out my latest work on the Improper Bostonian's article Setting the Tone and Table  featuring the work of local wedding planners and designers. For the opening shot New England Country Rental utilized their massive warehouse space to build us an entire set, complete with a faux grass wall!  It was pretty wild to see these talented folks do what they do best.

Setting the Tone and Table

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Setting the Tone and Table

Next I caught up with Lauren Wells of Lauren Wells Events at her home in South Boston to photograph this beautiful moody blue table setting.

Setting the Tone and Table

Setting the Tone and Table

Setting the Tone and Table

Setting the Tone and Table

One of my favorites from the shoot was this tablescape from Lo McShay at Lolo Events in Cambridge.

Setting the Tone and Table

Finally we headed up to the north shore to shoot this subtly simple table from Tangorra Wedding Planning

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Setting the Tone and Table