by Ed on February 12, 2016
Here’s a couple images from a shoot for DRAFT magazine. Working with food stylist Marcella Capasso and Design Director Kevin Robie is always fun, especially when it comes to shooting one of my favorite foods- charcuterie!
As with most food photography, this shoot involved arranging the various elements so they work together to make a nice shot, as well as work within the layouts for the magazine. Collaborating with people like Marcella and Kevin to arrive at a finished product is one of my favorite parts of a shoot. And of course, since DRAFT is a beer magazine, we typically have to work a glass of beer into the shot as well.
Make sure to check out more images at their website: www.draftmag.com
by Ed on January 25, 2016
Recently had the pleasure of shooting Haylie Duff for Reynolds. They wanted to showcase one of their new products which is an eco friendly food storage container.
For this shoot I worked with Creative Director Erin Murray from Olson Engage in Chicago. We used the kitchen set at 2010 Studios in Gardena, which was a great place to work. Food stylist Valerie Aikman-Smith added her creative touch to the recipes.
Haylie was great and a total pro to work with. With lighting master Ethan Sharkey and trusty assistant Jay Park the shoot went very smoothly.
by Ed on May 12, 2015
The May/June cover for DRAFT magazine… my first cover and I’m super proud of the way this turned out. This is a composite of about 10 different photos and about 4 hours of retouching, mostly to get the perfect lighting and head for the beer as well as change the position of the model in back.
Food photography is about patience and attention to detail, as well as a collaboration between myself and the food stylist. This was a lot of fun to shoot, and I’m happy that DRAFT chose to put it on the cover.
by Ed on February 13, 2015
I got inspired by seeing a bunch of Magnolia blossoms around town and decided to try my hand at shooting one at my studio. A lot of post production went into this in order to achieve kind of a vintage split-tone look with texture.
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by Ed on March 25, 2014
Some new images from a recent collaboration with my friend, food stylist John Galang. We actually shot these in his apartment using just natural window light. John did a great job as always… you can check out more of his work at: jagfoodstylist.com
One of the best parts of the shoot was getting to sample the Watermelon Vodka cocktails with homemade basil syrup! Dangerously delicious.
by Ed on March 19, 2014
Did a fun shoot with David Robles and John Meyer of Innerspin Marketing for a menu redesign for the Bicycle Casino. We wanted to replace their existing photography while giving their brand a more upscale and fresh look. We ended up shooting about 15 menu items on location in one of their back rooms. That many shots can make for a busy day, but thanks to everyone’s hard work it went very smoothly. Here are a few of the highlights…
by Ed on March 15, 2014
Recently had the chance to work again with Marcella Capasso, who I hadn’t seen in a few years. Marcella is starting to get back into food styling, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to collaborate to benefit both our portfolios.
Marcella has a great natural style, and really made both of these dishes look beautiful, which is not an easy thing to do, considering they need just the perfect balance of stylish composition and messiness to look their best.