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.