ShutterStock invited me to participate in OffSet’s Devoured, an event to discuss and share the world of food photography. They asked if I could come up with an idea for an installation and I began to think about what devoured means, but most importantly what it means to devour and the memory which is only what remains.
The concept of how tables “speak”. After a dinner party the evidence is there to tell the story of what is gone, over, finished. wine spills, bones, stains… @diegosenior drew this for me as I explained my vision to him.
I began to pay attention to the leftover plates on a regular wednesday afternoon and found beauty in all these shapes and the creative process began,,,
I thought about a menu that had beauftiul left overs.. a nice rack of bones, beet stains, oily dressing, crusty bread. Off course props are such a fundamental part of a table. Table ware in a sense is the “dress” for the evening- the elements set the tone.
Cartagena is a hunting place, filled with history, glamour and Caribbean spices. I had the honor to work on the re-edition of Teresita Roman’s epic cookbook Cartagena de Indias en la Olla, and then write about my experience on Diners magazine. Quentin Bacon amazing light and sensibility for beautiful food made this project a true pleasure.
“Platanitos en Tentacion” this is a scrumptious concoction of sweet, sweet plantains–where the skin is almost completely black- braised in Cola Roman, Teresita’s family own Cola. Spiced with Cinnamon, and cloves, this recipe is a classic.
a local creme fraiche and cold beer
Toasted coconut bites, macaroons and french butter cookies are just a few on Teresita’s list of confections. I found the enamel platter hidden in the back of her china closet, stocked with Bavaria and English porcelain.
Getting together with some of the most talented artists to collaborate is simply sublime. The brilliant photographer Jeniffer Davick and Art DirectorJames Dundilson and I got together on a sunny wintery sunday to make believe.
Scorching oranges with sugar to pull that bitter depth… I had a “Smoky Negroni” in a tiny bar the other night with a burnt slice of orange floating on the surface I I had to…
Erwin Olaf’s “Waiting” most recent show at Hasted Kraeutler Art Gallery. The moody deep feeling of his photographs and the thought of this woman waiting at a table gave the scene such sentiment.
Scorching oranges with sugar to pull that bitter depth… I had a “Smoky Negroni” in a tiny bar the other night with a burnt slice of orange floating on the surface I had to…
The beauty of objects, textures and materials which bring it all together