Friday, January 29, 2010

A peek into Tilth

Tilth, owned by James Beard award winner, Maria Hines, really IS as good as you have heard.
The menu changes monthly, depending on what's in season and available from the local producers that Tilth supports. The food is creative and elegant, yet still comforting and approachable.

I have been hired to do a bunch of new photography for Tilth, which has been so fun. The staff is incredibly kind and Maria is just as amazing as you would expect.

Here are some shots from two recent shoots: one documenting life in the kitchen and restaurant, and one focused more on winter food items.

Bon Apetit! :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A few photos, a cool class and a very special event you should attend

I am not really sure where the time went. All I know is that it's been a very busy few months, and things are not getting any less busy. Believe me, in this economy, I am nothing but grateful.
But it does make blogging a bit more challenging.

So, here I am, back to the blog with a whole slew of topics to cover.

First, have you seen the latest Edible Seattle magazine? I have some photos in there from a story about Trellis Restaurant in Kirkland. Several months ago (when it was warmer and sunnier) I had the pleasure of walking around Chef Brian Scheehser's awesome 5 acre garden, seeing Trellis' farm to table philosophy in action, sampling some of the restaurants pickled vegetables and onion jam, and watching the chefs work in the kitchen. It was a really fun job to shoot and I could not stop taking photos!
Below are some images that aren't in the magazine.

I recently shot another story for Edible Seattle, this time about Dog Mountain Farm in Carnation. Since the issue isn't out yet, I don't want to give anything away, but I did want to share some of the images of this great place.

(By the way, Becky Selengut wrote the Dog Mountain story and is pictured in one of the shots below, chatting with one of the farm owners, Cindy Krepky. Becky also happens to be working on a cookbook about sustainable seafood--which I will be shooting-- AND is one of the cast members of a new reality show called Mission Sustainable , and you are invited to the premiere! Click here for info.)

Okay, on to other things.

Cornish College of the Arts just posted their summer program and I am super excited to announce that I am one of the teachers for a REALLY cool class, called the Art of Food.
I am also incredibly honored to be among such distinguished company. The other teachers include author and forager Langdon Cook, Orangette's Molly Wizenberg, Gluten Free Girl's Shauna James Ahern, Delancey owner, Brandon Petit, Becky Selengut, who I mentioned above, Robin Levinthal, who was recently seen on Top Chef, and Jenifer Ward, the Associate Provost at Cornish and the mastermind behind the whole thing.

Last but definitely not least, I want to tell you about a really cool benefit that I am helping to plan for an amazing person.

"Sharlane is a mother, a photographer, and our friend. This year began like a fairy tale, complete with a magical proposal from the man she loves. Like too many fairy tales, this one turned dark as Sharlane was diagnosed with cancer even before the wedding planning could begin. The diagnosis itself is scary enough, but so are the crushing costs associated. This is our attempt to help our friend, who has helped so many others herself."

Shar is a wonderful mother, the most generous person I know, the founder and brainchild behind Urban Unveiled, a hilarious, strong-willed, passionate, and loyal friend, and basically just an all around kick-ass person.

Here are the details:

•WHAT: fundraising event for Sharlane
•WHERE: SoDo Park, 3200 1st Ave South
•WHEN: February 4th at 7pm
•HOW: a silent auction of art and services
•WHY: because cancer sucks and we hear Sharlane.

(Thank you, Me Ra Koh, for the great shot of Shar and Anna!)