It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful, warm, sunny weekend in San Francisco! March 2013′s Market Fresh in Sunset Magazine is exactly what the doctor ordered with yummy and easy recipes for a warm spring afternoon of snacking in the sun. Enjoy!
Recipes linked here:
Artichoke + Fava Pappardelle
Roasted Shrimp-Stuffed Poblanos
Food Styling by Robyn Valarik
We spent a day of shooting crazy-fun beauty for Sephora… I love Sephora! The products were the iconic Hello Kitty and Disney, so fun and whimsical! For Hello Kitty it was an explosion of neon colors for their Tokyo Pop Collection. The Disney shots were every little girl’s fantasy with decadent packaging and tons of [...]
A masterfully crafted cocktail is a beautiful thing. 7×7 Magazine did a story on “visually striking” cocktails done by mixologist Brian Means and pastry chef Francis Ang at Fifth Floor in San Francisco, and I was lucky enough to photograph these stunning libations. These aren’t your average happy hour drinks, and they look as fabulous [...]
Because Heidi Gintner and I had such a blast make our burger + fries stop motion we wanted to keep going and do something a little bit different. We thought it was time for something a little healthier and we knew a smoothie would be an adorable choice. And so we have a lovely Strawberry [...]
A few months back I whisked away to Southern California for an in-the-kitchen shoot for Del Taco. We were creating some new in-store signage designed by Camp + King here in SF. It was all about showcasing the fresh ingredients!
Creative Director: Rikesh Lal (Camp + King)
Food Styling: Robyn Valarik.
A little while back as a fun side project the fabulous Heidi Gintner and I crafted this “Burger Build” in stop motion. It took all day to capture each moment as a still image and it was then brought to life using stop motion animation. We then continued on and captured the fries and Coke… [...]
We recently shot for Alto by AOL, creating some cute and clever before and afters for their web campaign. From messy to tidy, the style and concept was colorful and fun. Props by Kerrie Sherrell Walsh.
It’s official… I’m featured in Playboy. OK, so it’s a food spread rather than a centerfold. I received an unexpected request from Playboy to go to a local San Francisco seafood restaurant Bar Crudo. The subject was raw and minimally dressed (how fitting) Yellowtail Crudo, the Italian version of Ceviche. Now all you foodie men [...]
I happen to be in New York this weekend on business and was tipped off that there is an impressive Starbucks/Verismo display in Times Square, so of course I had to check it out. Lo and behold, there were our Verismo images larger than life and looking fabulous! The kiosk is interactive, modern and so [...]
It was a crazy busy series of days shooting the new Starbucks Verismo machines from all angles along with their accessories. Luckily, they’re very photogenic! And just last week Starbucks launched the accompanying website using the images alongside their very cool web design to show it all off. Click here to check it out!
Fall is here and we shot a stunning series of images for Sunset Magazine’s October Issue to capture that Autumn feeling in the air. It was all about rich, deep colors and pumpkin inspired recipes… LOTS of pumpkin recipes! And as usual, Sunset has kept them delicious and beautiful while keeping it easy and accessible. [...]
Recently we shot a plethora of pretty pink (and green) soaps and cleansers for Method. They’re honoring breast cancer awareness month this October with Limited Edition hand soaps and they’re also making a $10,000 donation to breast cancer affiliated organization. So amazing!
Meet Moxie: the heart and soul of Annabelle Breakey Photography. You know what they say, behind every great woman is a great dog. After celebrating her 11th birthday last week, it seemed like the moment to capture some of her wisdom and celebrate her hard work here at ABP.
What do you do for inspiration? I [...]
I arrived in Fort Kochi on Easter Sunday. Little did I know that the proverbial curbs would roll up in this sleepy, little, coastal, Southern Indian town due to the Christian holiday. It all seemed rather odd, very quiet and I discovered as I wandered, an unexpected blessing.
With the town being nearly empty, it was [...]
It’s been such an exciting week with the launch of the QR codes from Taco Bell! The codes and behind-the-scenes video has been mentioned all over the place and the video is at 10,000+ views so far and climbing. Just a few of the mentions are:
Recently we did an ambitious shoot for Taco Bell to create two lovely QR Codes from Lemons + Avocados. The occasion is the launch of their new Cantina Bell line which is all about fresh, chef-made recipes. Congrats to DRAFTFCB Orange County, Scott Murray (Creative Director), Kimberly Linn (Art Director). Heidi Gintner, Food Stylist.
At the same [...]
I shot two covers for the July issues of Sunset Magazine, each one is chock full of summery recipes. Both covers feature super delicious (and easy!) Summer, To-Go Sandwich. Keep reading for recipes for both…
I recently spent a super-fun day with the amazing Heidi Gintnerin the studio, where we shot fabulous “Good vs. Evil” Burgers. The idea was to juxtapose a fresh, light burger made with uber healthy ingredients against it’s evil twin, the heart-attack-on-a-plate made with only the most indulgent components. Here are the recipes for both, depending [...]
I love it. The summer campaign just went up at Starbucks. Spring was sweet and pretty- always love, love, love pretty. Because: Pretty Is Always Right. Secretly though, I have been waiting for this very fun campaign to hit the stores. Because it’s totally amped (pardon the pun) and we were on fire while [...]
We were approached by Mesh Media to partner with Pacific Digital Image to create a pair of Cinamagraphs™. The goal of the cinemagraphs was to sit quietly and have an intriguing element of surprise that catches the viewer off guard. Keep your eye out for the subtle drips and fluttering curtains.
note: Cinemagraphs™ is a trademark of Jamie Beck & [...]
I proclaimed that I did not want to do anything touristy while in Mumbai. I want to shoot real people doing real things. Blah, blah, blah. So what do I do? First day in India, head straight to Dhobi Ghat thinking I’m stepping off the beaten path for innovative and new photography. Duh. My motivation [...]
Starbucks Store Spring Promo… Super tasty in the morning and afternoon! Recently I was lucky enough to shoot the Spring 2012 campaign for Starbucks for in store signage and web. So pretty and fresh, we had so much fun! Robyn Valarik, food styist & Emma Star Jensen, props.
I use Method cleaning products all the time – they smell amazing, they’re natural and biodegradable, and they look pretty too! I was so thrilled to shoot for them recently for their web and in-store signage. Bright, clean, and fun just like their products!
It’s been a busy start to 2012! Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to – the March & April Covers for Sunset Magazine which are full of fresh recipes for Spring.