Saturday, March 27, 2010

Shop Photography

Also for Trenchers:

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Food Photography

These are part of a job I recently did for Trenchers (I'll link the website as soon as it's up and running). It was a pleasure working with them and the food looked incredible.

I really hope I'll be doing more food photography because shooting sandwiches and fruit in my little DIY studio taught me a lot. And when you're drooling over the subject, the pictures will always look better :)

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Tropical and Seasonal Fruit (Large)

Trenchers Soup 2 (Large)

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French Breakfast (Large)

Combi Platter (Large)

Avocado, Chicken & Bacon Salad (Large)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In front of the camera

Today was a good day for science. During this morning's experimental photo shoot, I ended up in front of the camera. Twice :)

And truth be told, you have to be there to understand what it feels like to be photographed. It was harder than I thought it would be, but I also had a lot of fun. And I learned what I think is a pretty important lesson: never ask a model to be something she's not. Nothing fits people better than being themselves.

Here I am, through Tim Berry's lens. Thanks, Tim!

Ioana - by Tim Berry

Monday, March 15, 2010

The narrative princess and the online ogre

Part two: The perfect match

The following articles represent a series of reflections on the process of starting a music magazine. (Read the rest here)

Read part one
Read part three

A couple of weeks ago, in my first post from this series, I decided I was going to tell the long story. Because the long story is the only way one can justify the story. I mean, what’s the point of telling if it's short?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

North Wales & Liverpool

When you're crossing the English Channel from Calais, France, on a ferry, the first thing you see as you're approaching Britain is the White Cliffs of Dover (I'll post some pictures of them on a second session of oldies). For me, this was the first glimpse I ever caught of this land.

Later on, I got to spend a day in Ramsgate and Dover and completely fell in love with the beaches here. They are far from the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen (they hardly compare to the ones in Greece), but all seaside towns in Britain have this quirky charm that I simply love. Especially on weekends: everybody goes out for a walk and the whole family eats fish and chips on a bench, while their terrier digs a whole in the sand. It's like a permanent holiday.

This weekend I got to see Barmouth and Porthmadog and a small part of Snowdonia in Wales, Beaumaris in Anglesey, Llandudno and last, but not least, Liverpool. We'd planned a Welsh weekend, but Liverpool was closer than Cardiff, so we said, what the hell, why not. We strolled from the city center to Albert Dock, had some fries at a pub and ended up in front of the gates of Anfield. Then got home, safe and sound, in good old Birmingham, and had a beer at the Hare of the Dog.

I wonder where should I go next. I was thinking of Inverness or Cornwall. Or maybe Belfast. Suggestions?

PS: How the hell do you pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyll?

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On the way to Barmouth

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Dilly and Coco on the beach of Barmouth

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Barmouth beach. The tide was low

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Liverpool Memorial