Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Meet some of the James Beard Award nominees

Last night I had the great honor of photographing a special dinner hosted by five of the talented James Beard nominees for Best Chef in the Northwest.

Ethan Stowell of Union, Maria Hines of Tilth, Jason Wilson of Crush, Joseba Jimenez de Jimenez of Harvest Vine, and Cathy Whims of Nostrana in Portland created a beautiful and delectable evening for a group of media folk who chatted, ate, and then "tweeted" about their experience on Twitter.
I was the lucky lady who got to document it all, take some occasional bites, (and can I say YUM???) and meet some very cool people. All in all, a pretty great night.

(Thanks to Jason Wilson who hosted the event in his lovely restaurant, Crush. Also thanks to Hsiao-Ching of Suzuki Chou Communimedia, who came up with the very clever idea of tweeting about the experience.)


Leslie Kelly said...

Those are outstanding photos Clare!

Laura Randall said...

Good friends, great food and Twitter...what more could you want? How in the world do you shoot these without wanting to eat everything? It all looks so yummy!

Joan Leonard said...

Amazing photos, Clare!! I love how clearly you capture what was happening: the anticipation and involvement of the guests, the intensity, focus and teamwork of the chefs, and how they watched the guests, looking for feedback; the communcation of the chefs with the guests, the frequency of cell phone use communicating, I expect, with Twitter. The food looked fabulous as always. I just finished dinner so I'm certainly not hungry, but the food was enticing nonetheless.

Unknown said...

what kind of camera were you using?

Clare said...

Jtbros, I use a Canon 5D. :)