food & beverage

Spirit Magazine Sandwich Feature

My homies at Spirit magazine were looking for an excuse to have us make an exploded image for them. Along came a Sandwich package. Problem solved. We worked with the people from ‘Wichcraft’ in New York who coached us in making the perfect BLT. And pounds and pounds of fancy deli meats showed up at my studio. Our assistant Bill ate well that night.

 

  

  

  

New Work – Graphic Food Pairings

Robin Finlay wanted to make some food photos.  I wanted to make some graphic photos.  We both wanted to make a mess and see if we could get mustard on the ceiling.  The studio smelled like maple syrup for days.
These images are based on a photo of gelato and a cone that we made for our ‘Iced Treats’ projects.  We built on that pairing and decided to include it in this small portfolio.  The project is posted at www.voorhes.com/load-foodpair.html

Graphic Food Pairings - Syrup & Waffles

Graphic Food Pairings - Hotdogs & Mustard

Graphic Food Pairings - Gelato & Cone

Gourmet's Last October

Megan Re, a photo editor at Gourmet sent me to photograph ‘The Pastry Queen’ Rebecca Rather’s food.  I love Gourmet.  I read Gourmet.  I’m excited to get it in the mail each mont.  Or I was, anyway.  I’m lucky to have worked with them before Conde Nast took them away.  These are a couple of shots I did with the help of Robin Finlay’s styling for their final October issue.

 Gourmet, Rebecca Rather's Key Lime Pie

Gourmet, Rebecca Rather's Chicken Pot Pie

Why are Tortilla Chips so Damn Good?

Texas Monthly Chip Outtake

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.

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Spirit Magazine's Guide to Spirits

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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. 

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Texas Monthly Cocktail Feature

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?

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