Monday, December 22, 2014

biscuit box

I have been working with Bon Apetit Management Company for the past several years. They are the peeps behind TASTE at SAM, the cafes at the Olympic Sculpture Park, the Starbucks headquarters, Amazon, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among many, MANY others.

One of their newest projects is the adorable Biscuit Box, a local food truck serving buttery and flaky biscuits, smothered in a variety of toppings.

They recently came to my studio to shoot some of their current offerings.
Take a peek....

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

gelarto, bainbridge island

Some images below from a shoot with a tasty local business; Gelarto on Bainbridge Island.
I can personally vouch for their pistachio gelato. I may have sampled it....

Monday, December 8, 2014

taylor shellfish

A little glimpse into a recent shoot with Taylor Shellfish. Soooo delicious.....

(Shot on location at their Queen Anne oyster bar.)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

workshop recap: farm to table 2014

I am embarrassingly late writing this recap. I blame the baby. He is a thief of time and sleep. At least the cuteness saves him.

The 2014 farm to table workshop was held in early October on Whidbey Island. As with past workshops, I totally scored with my students. They were truly awesome! It was such a fun, easy-going group.

This year, students visited and photographed one of my favorite Whidbey farms, Willowood Farm, and we added a new farm to the workshop: the gorgeous Glendale Shepherd. You can see some Willowood photos below. Unfortunately, I was unable to shoot Glendale Shepherd on this particular trip, but you can check out the photos from my previous visit. It's truly one of the most spectacular pieces of property I have ever seen.
The entire group (13 students plus me, my brother who cooked for everyone and my husband and mother who took care of our baby) stayed at the lovely Quintessa.

I have had the pleasure of staying at The Quintessa twice before-- once to celebrate my ten-year wedding anniversary, and once earlier this year. Both times were SO MUCH FUN. The property is beautiful, the house has 9 (NINE!) bedrooms plus a guesthouse, and the owners, Tessa and Carrie, are truly two of the kindest people you could ever hope to meet. It's a perfect spot to rent for large family gatherings, workshops or small events. It's also located on the southern part of the island, which is my favorite area-- near Langley, great beaches and the ferry dock.

My students did an amazing job with both the farm documentary and the food photography. It's always inspiring to see the creativity that emerges over the few days together. Each person's perspective is so unique!

This is truly my favorite workshop to teach. Stay tuned for info about the next one in 2015!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

so....i was on television

Want to get a mini-glimpse of a food shoot? Here's me on local tv show, Evening Magazine last night, photographing salmon. :)

Thank you, Evening, for the feature! I am very honored.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

pasta, 3 ways

I recently worked with a lovely student from Switzerland, who hired me to do a private workshop. She wanted to learn about styling, among other things. While I do not do my food styling for professional shoots, (I hire talented people for that), I DO do my own prop styling. I thought it would be fun for us to take the same food-- in this case, pasta-- and shoot it in 3 different styles. I liked the assignment so much, that I decided to do it myself, right along with her!

We spent some time looking at various websites and used specific sites as inspiration.
Can you tell which photographers influenced the shots below? :)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

two things you should know about

Well, hello! It appears I took the summer off from blogging. :)
But I am back! And with some cool things to share....

First off, the apple book I spent the past two years shooting is out! And it's pretty darn beautiful, if I do say so myself. In the near future, I will be posting a whole bunch of photos that didn't make it into the book (due to page count), but first I wanted to mention this event. I know it's last minute but, if you can attend, it will be a great opportunity to meet Rowan, learn about rare apples, taste some cider and get your hands on one of these books. You won't be sorry.

Second, my farm to table workshop is coming up in one month, and it's pretty much full. HOWEVER, one of the registrants recently had to back out of her spot and she has generously asked that it be given to a person who would love to attend but doesn't have the funds right now. I am going to call this the "Peggy Scholarship." :)

If you would like to be considered for this free spot, please first make absolute sure you can attend. The class description is here. Second, send me an email (clare at clarebarboza dot com) with "Peggy Scholarship" in the subject line and tell me why you are interested in the class. I will be choosing a winner by September 18th.

More soon...