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Holiday food gifts

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These are from a column we did in Baltimore Style working with food writer Binny MacNamara.

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November 30, 2011 at 10:21 am

Pears for fall

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We recently did a job for Baltimore Style magazine (which I really like since they gave me one of my first commercial jobs.) We shot several pear dishes and worked with their new food writer.  Great recipes and a really fun shoot. Hopefully we’ll have the chance to do more soon.

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November 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

Two shoots for Mid Atlantic Dairy – milk mustache on NFL players

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A few months ago I had the opportunity to work with a couple of NFL players for the Mid Atlantic Dairy Assn. The MDA is a sponsor of the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign which encourages kids to eat right and play for at least 60 minutes each day. Our small part of this was to photograph two players from our local teams for use on school posters and accompanying mini-site. We photographed Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens and Brian Orakpo of the Washington Redskins. For each of the shoots we travelled to the teams’ practice facilities and set up a makeshift studio in either the Racquetball court (Redskins) or the Basketball court (Ravens.)  The challenging part of the gig is that we had very limited time with our guy, an ambitious shot list and we had to share our time and space with a video and audio crew.

On shoots like this our standard crew is myself, an assistant and a stylist. We also had my client from the marketing agency (who brought homemade cookies to the shoot!) and her client, from MDA on hand. Since we knew we had a lot to do and little time in which to do it, we got everything set up ahead of time. With the idea that the player walks in, hit’s his marks and off we go. We have everything set up, the clients approve the set up and test shots and then we wait for the circus to arrive. Having five people in a racquetball court with a seamless, lights and equipment table’s not too crowded. But we also have a craft services table (homemade cookies!) and a product table for items that the player will hold during the shoot.  Still not too crowded. Then the player arrives. Both of these guys are pretty down to earth so no big entourage of friends or hangers on. But the agents were there, and a rep from the team, and a rep from Player Services, and a rep from building services, plus the kids (did I mention we had two children to shoot as well) and their parents. Also the film and audio crew, and a reporter and photographer for the Washington Post, and a reporter and photographer for Comcast Sports.  Suddenly our cozy little group of five swell to twenty five!  Mind you I’ve still got 32 shots to do in 30 minutes. But that’s why we’re set up and ready to go. He’s out of makeup, on set and within two minutes we’re putting shots down and checking them off the list.

Side note: on the Sunday following the Orakpo shoot I’m standing on a soccer field in Bethesda when I look over and the Dad next to me is reading the Post sports section. Page one of the sports section has Brian Orakpo standing on my set from earlier in the week. Promo videos from MDA include some BTS scenes here…

Brian Orakpo

Ray Rice

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March 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm

New images

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Sorry for the delay. springtime is busy here so I’ve been neglecting the blog. But – lot’s of new work coming out soon.

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strawberries for Baltimore Magazine

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Shrimp skewers for Glory Days Grill

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June 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm

B and O Railroad Museum

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I recently shot an event at the B&O railroad museum. I haven’t been there since grade school and forgot how nice it was.


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Museum Roundhouse

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August 22, 2009 at 11:23 am

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Cocktails for Baltimore Magazine

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I’ve shot some interesting cocktails for Baltimore recently. One from the Gin Mill and a couple from Annabel Lee, both in the Canton area of town. Both taverns have some offbeat takes on some classics, as well as some creations of their own.

Annabel Lee cocktail from the tavern of the same name

Manhattintabulation from Annabel Lee Tavern in Baltimore

Manhattintabulation From Annabel Lee tavern

Annabel Lee cocktail from the tavern of the same name

Remington Cocktail from Gin Mill in Baltimore

Remington Cocktail from Gin Mill in Baltimore

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June 21, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Chicken from a toaster?

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These are from a shoot for Urbanite Magazine of Baltimore about how to use your toaster oven to cook something other than French bread pizza.

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February 17, 2009 at 9:31 am

New photos from Freda’s Kitchen in Baltimore

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Hey, anywhere you can get three inches of corned beef stacked on rye bread is ok in my book.  So much the better if it’s got slaw on it and is called the Witness Protection.


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February 10, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Holiday cookies from Puffs and Pastry

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From a recent assignment for Baltimore Magazine, gingerbread from Puffs in Pastry in Hamden.

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December 16, 2008 at 7:24 pm

Cat Poop Coffee (originally from 1/28/08)

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Really?  Yeah, really.  It seems some of the most expensive and sought after coffee in the world is now available from Zeke’s coffee in Baltimore.  I was there working on an unrelated story for Urbanite, and I realized I had read an article in the Sun about the exotic coffee (article here)  To be straight with you, the coffee shot above is not of the Kopi Luwak beans (way to expensive to waste on photography.)  I also shot at several places for Baltimore magazine.  As to be expected December and January have been slow.  I try not to dwell on that as it can be too depressing.  Hey that’s what coffee is for right?  Things are picking up, I’ve got some bids out and a couple of new clients are coming through the doors so look here next month for new images.

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April 10, 2008 at 12:29 pm