Blog posts tagged 'photography'

New York City gallery added

I visited New York City for the first time last year and have finally had time to select and edit photos to share! Jon and I bunked with some friends at a family member’s apartment right in the heart of Midtown, giving us easy access to just about everything I wanted to do and see. We caught a play on Broadway, enjoyed a delicious dinner at Atera, marveled at the view atop 30 Rock, walked the Brooklyn Bridge, studied...

Atera gallery added

My first time in New York City would not have been complete without checking out the fine-dining scene! Jon and I had the pleasure of dining at the two-Michelin-starred Atera on our first night in town over a quick, Memorial Day weekend trip to the Big Apple. Atera is located in Tribeca and serves 18 guests in an intimate environment seated around the prep kitchen. We love this type of setup because it’s so entertaining to watch the line...

How to take photos of food in a restaurant

I recently read a blog post by Nicole S. Young on tips for photographing food in a restaurant. Nicole is fantastic at capturing food and I love her work. I own, and reference, her well-written book on general food photography. I was anxious to read her restaurant tips, as most of the time when I take food photos I’m seated in a restaurant. Her advice is excellent, but as I read her article I realized that the type of...

Momofuku gallery added

We had some pretty amazing dining experiences on our trip to Sydney but none was more epic than the twelve-course tasting menu we enjoyed at Momofuku Seiōbo on our last night. We were lucky enough to have a seat at the kitchen counter, which made the meal just as entertaining as it was appetizing. It was so much fun to see all the chefs meticulously plating food and watch everything come together. The meal was beautifully presented and inventive...

Sydney gallery added

Seven years after my first trip to Sydney I had the opportunity to return and I brought back a huge collection of photos to share! On our eight-day stay we soaked up the sun on Sydney’s beaches, enjoyed a symphony at the Opera House, met wallabies and koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park, explored parks and shopping malls, and found as much good food to eat as humanly possible, including meals at Longrain, Tetsuya's, Momofuku, and Quay.

Quince gallery added

Quince, quite frankly, was one of the best meals we’ve had in San Francisco. It had everything we were looking for in a special occasion, two-Michelin-starred restaurant: a welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, and impeccable service. The standout dishes on Chef Michael Tusk’s eight-course tasting menu for me were: the Maine lobster, trofie with Nantucket bay scallop, and the tortellini with goose and black truffle. Jon thought his black cod was the best fish dish he’s ever had. We absolutely...

Abstractions from Cornerstone gallery added

Cornerstone Sonoma is a collection of walkable gardens, shops, restaurants, and wine tasting rooms in Southern Sonoma County, California. Landscape architects and designers were each given free reign on small plots of land to create a unique space. The result is an inspiring and thought-provoking maze of interactive exhibits—a sort of outdoor modern art gallery. It’s a beautiful place to spend an afternoon with a camera, grab some food, and enjoy a glass of wine. The shops are full...

Limited-time 20% discount on premium stock photography from 500px Prime

Earlier this year, the popular photo sharing site 500px announced a stock photography storefront where users could submit their images’ licenses to be sold. Running for the better part of a year now, the venture has been incredibly successful. Any individual, commercial business, non-profit organization, news agency, blogger, or publisher in need of images to complement their work has millions of searchable photographs available for immediate purchase and download on 500px Prime. For a limited time, 500px Prime...

Bangkok gallery added

The vibrant and chaotic city of Bangkok marked the final stop on our summer 2013 around-the-world tour and I’m happy to be able to share the photos I took there today. Although Jon and I had just been to Koh Samui, Thailand, a year earlier (and flew through Bangkok), this was my first opportunity to actually experience the city. We only stayed a few days but took in a good dose of the culture, food, temples, markets,...

Yam’Tcha gallery added

During our last trip to Paris, our final meal was at the one-Michelin-starred Yam’Tcha, and I’m happy to be able to share those photos today. Unique to Paris, but certainly welcome, Yam’Tcha features French-inspired cuisine married with Asian flavors. Chef Grattard, a French native, studied at L’Astrance in Paris and Bo Innovation in Hong Kong. Both are famed Michelin-starred restaurants, but serve completely different cuisines. The idea for Yam’Tcha, which translates to “the hour of tea,” came to Grattard and...