Super rad art director Larry Williams asked me to illustrate the phrase ‘Come Together’ for Bluetooth. We brainstormed a bit and came up with this idea. I had a week to pull it off and only one day without rain! Here it is….
A couple friends at a magazine were up a familiar creek. No paddle. An image had fallen through and they had a blank page to fill. So they got this Rolex over to me, but for whatever reason I only had two hours with it. I hurried and made these images with some objects from the studio storage room. I like them.
Okay, maybe not ever. But TIME did list this magazine cover I worked on with TJ Tucker as the third best magazine cover of 2009. Wow, thanks!
These are great dishes, all worth a try. But be careful with Chef Garces’ corn bread. He has a heavy hand with the peppers. If these images are hard to read you can see the article here,
Rosebud magazine, designed by Pentagram Design’s Julie Savasky and DJ Stout in Austin Texas!
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.
Somehow I talked Spirit’s Emily Kimbro and Kevin de Miranda into letting me wander around Texas and gather up images to make these composites. I’m glad for it, I had a lot of fun. The article is all about buisnessy stuff, so we ran with the age old theme of growing ideas. It may be hard to read here, so if you’re interested you can see it at
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?