Friday, December 23, 2011

Jr Chef

A 5th grade project this week was to create a ultimate sandwich, proud of Michael for keeping it healthy and not junking it up with silly food. 

Friday, December 16, 2011


Its nice to pop over the the website and see some of my work.  Have you booked a reservation yet?  In case your interested, I shot Fusion and Martins on this page, and the bar shot from Sequoia and the dessert for Seasons Eating - LOVE this gig with Cityeats!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tasting Elisir

I was invited by Chef Enzo Fargione to the soft opening of his new restaurant Elisir last night to sit for the 7 course tasting menu.  I am not a word person, so explaining the depth of flavors and textures he masterfully used are beyond my vocabulary.  I will simply say "Bravo, Enzo, BRAVO!!  I look forward to the up coming photo shoots and I am honored that you use my services to capture your art.

A sample of what I had going clockwise starting at the top left image:

Roasted Filet of Lamb - wrapped in pancetta and served upright, sambuca braised fennel, roasted artichoke and potato ragu

Olive Oil and Salt Tasting

Roasted Baby Beets - mache, goat cheese gelato, dehydrated morel/coffee/almond texture, lacquered leek coins

Red Beet Funduta Tortelli - green asparagus broth, parmesan crisps, quail egg, black truffle air

Warm Porcini Dusted Venison Carpaccio - sherry vinegar, wild blueberries, warm Milanse style chanterelle mushrooms, black truffles, reggiano shavings, chocolate, rubyqueen micro greens.

Elisir is opens today!!  Good luck my friend!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Rocking It Italian

In honor of our Italian vacation we did an Italian feast for Thanksgiving yesterday, Paul rocked it with a from scratch Ragu with Pasta & Pumpkin Ravioli for the main courses with Funghi al cartoccio al forno that I made, we did a Charcuterie tray, Caprese salad, & Pinzimonio.  I got a little slack with the camera after the wine started to flow so this is all I got.  Dessert went bust as we were too full.  How bout them COWBOYS!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Central Uniforms Test Shot

My fearless test model is at it again, shooting for a brochure for this weekend. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nepali by TDM Design

A test shot for Nepali by TDM Design.  I just shot their product line for spring/summer of next year.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Capital Food Fight 2011

Headed to the city last night for the Capital Food Fight.
David, Me & Jose Andres (and Bourdain)
Top Chefs Jenn and Mike with David
Paul with Top Chef Jennifer Carroll
Shawn with

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Having Some Fun With The Kandel's

I think this is my favorite shot from the shoot, I love the laughing expressions on everyone's face.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Captured this last week at the MD Renaissance Festival. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mom & Jim

Over Labor Day Weekend, we went down to Va Beach to visit my brother Jim who I consider our families gaurdian, you know what I mean, the one who does the most for the families best interest. My Mom is in a nursing home about a mile from his house. She is not doing so well these days and has entered into hospice care there. Jim and I have not always seen eye to eye, but lately that has changed. I am so proud of my younger brother, he has grown up to be a outstanding man and even more so, a friend I need to have. Jim thanks for all you do, making the hard decisions for the family and keeping the flame lit for Michele, me and you. Run Hard Bro and when you want to run fifty, I will be there for you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

At The Beach

Olivia at Virginia Beach Labor Day Weekend.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rovinj, Croatia

After Rome, Tuscany and Sienna we drove to Pula, Croatia. The first morning there we went to Rovinj. What better way to to see a bustling sea port then by boat.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Frankfurt Airport

Kind of a self portrait, family pic, location shot. Julia is making bracelets, Liv is on the iPod, Michael was chilling with Mandy & Marcus a couple tables over. Paul and I were fueling up with multiple Espresso's. Rome was an hour away.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The View

The night before I took the sunset shoot I posted yesterday. Tuscany is really a special place, would love to drop all and move there and be part of the magic it is.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunset In Tuscany

Il Canto De Sole is the B&B we stayed at in Tuscany, there was a elevated terrace to hang out on and watch the world rotate (with a glass of wine made by the B&B owner). It was more of a farm then what we would call a B&B. Check out the link, I highly recommend it if your ever in Tuscany.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My Chemical Romance with Michael JR

Had a great time last night with Michael JR at the MCR concert.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Bro and His Family

I had the op to shoot Jim and his family on our last visit to VA Beach. These are my favorites from the shoot.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pork Belly Confit

Check out Pleasures of the Table blogger David Smelson
for a Pork Belly Confit project we collaborated on. Be sure to 'like" him" as he regularly shares his views on local restaurants and his variations on recipes.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fuji Finepix X100 Self Portrait

This camera ROCKS - the quality is amazing!!
Set Up - X100 with Elinchrome Skyport wireless transmitter, WL600 main f11 - WL 600 fill f8,
Background WL600 with 20%grid - F11 @125th 200ISO
Post in Lightroom and Photoshop CS5

Monday, July 25, 2011

Ready to roast some garlic.

It was the best garlic ever!! Thanks for hooking us up David with the fresh garlic!