Caleb Bennett of Texas Monthly sent me to A&M to photograph some chips… in a laboratory; an Experimental Food Laboratory. The article is about Lloyd Roony who has been studying the texture and flavor of chips for decades, from the corn to the masa to the chip. They have a tortilla machine in their lab. Actually they have two, and deep fryers and computers and ovens and beakers.
I loved working on this feature. Sarah Murphy, the writer, really did her homework and the Spirit team was fantastic. The whole article focuses on old school pre-prohibition style cocktails. Ya know, proper drinks. Here is a link to the PDF, it’s a lot easier to read than these snap shots.
Cocktails are one of my favorite things to photograph. I’ve been doing a lot of it lately. TJ Tucker of Texas Monthly had me work on this spread featuring bartenders from cities around Texas and all Texas made alcohol. However the tequila is made in Mexico, but it is in a bottle shaped like Texas. So I guess that sorta counts. And Leslie Bladwin, Photo Editor Extraordinaire got to hang out on set. Not a bad day on the job, eh?