Our State Magazine - October 2016 Cover

A couple months back I was contacted by Our State magazine out of Greensboro, NC about any imagery that I might have that would work for their October 2016 cover. Turns out I had just what they needed. Shot this image at Creasman Farms in Hendersonville, NC. Fantastic apple farm with great owners and a beautiful landscape.

Check out the issue which is out now! 

Wall Street Journal - Chef Mike Lata

I happen to do a lot of work with chef's and I find that they are all very focused and always interested in doing new and inspiring things with their food and restaurants. Mike Lata is no exception to this. His two restaurants FIG and The Ordinary here in Charleston are wonderful and pushing the culinary scene around town. 

I had the pleasure of photographing his home for the second time recently for The Wall Street Journal. As always Mike was very welcoming and up for letting us do our thing and whatever we needed. We got some great images and had a good time as always. 

Below is the tearsheet from the printed edition. You can see the online edition here.

Till next time Chef! 

Here's a few extra's that weren't published online...

And here are a few of my favorite images from the first shoot I did at Chef's house for another publication just over a year ago...

Better late then never!

It's been quite some time since I did any bloggin. A lots been going on: lots of shoots, baby, travel, new gear, etc.. you get the idea. Life gets busy and it's hard to keep up!

I will admit I do miss sharing the work from different shoots and the adventures I get to experience. So I will be starting this up again and doing a wide variety of posts. Everything from tear sheets of my work for editorial and advertising clients, BTS information and photos to personal work and projects. There will also be possible gear reviews and info on what I shoot with. I know a lot of people are interested in what professionals use and why, and there's no reason not to divulge that info!

So stay tuned for more to come. In the meantime enjoy these images from some recent shoots...

It's that time of year....

It's officially fall which means it's my favorite time of year.....Apple Picking Season! Growing up in northern California, I spent every fall of my childhood going apple picking at the local apple farms. I think by far they are my favorite memories from my youth. With this in mind I had a wonderful time photographing at Creasman Farms in North Carolina for WNC Magazine's September/October 2014 issue. The owners of the farm where incredibly generous with their time and helping get everything we needed photographed. All the picking at Creaman's is done by hand and they put a tremendous amount of care into their farm and what they grow. You can go and stroll through the beautiful mountainside orchard picking apples yourself. It surely reminded me of all the great time I spent at apple farms as a child. Check out the feature below or go grab a copy of the magazine and see all the photos in their printed glory!

The Local Palate - Red Peas...

If you've never been to Sapelo Island, GA then you are definitely missing out. It is a magical place to visit, consisting of a small community on a beautiful island that has the most spanish moss I have yet to encounter. The residents of the island are welcoming with a true southern hospitality. One of the things they are doing on the island is working very hard to sustain the Sapelo Island Red Pea, which is an amazingly tasty little legume that has a long history with the island and it's geechee culture. Check out the Sapelo Island Red Pea Project for more info on what they are doing. A few months ago I had the chance to travel out to the island for a shoot with The Local Palate to document some of the work they are doing and help spread the word about the sustainability of this pea. Here are the tear sheets from the magazine, which I though they did a fantastic job with! I look forward to visiting the island many times in the future...

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