The Sweet Spot
THE SWEET SPOT
My parents were always taking off somewhere new and exotic-Africa, Egypt, Tahiti, Europe, Israel. Literally growing up in their travel agency, photography and poster design permeated my visual language. This exposure to travel images laid the groundwork for me before I even knew I wanted to be a photographer.
So when I was hired to photograph stories to accompany the True to Food webisodes being made for Signature Kitchen Suite across the country, it was the sweet spot of travel and photography I had always dreamed of. I traveled to New York, San Diego, Chicago, Napa, Virginia, and Oregon to photograph in a variety of environments.
It was an amazing experience to document the stories behind such innovative artisans-butchers, bakers, fishermen, winemakers, cheesemakers, and food scientists. Photographing them in their element was a perfect fit for my discreet and observant style. I learned about sustainable fishing, ancient grains, sous vide, and cheese caves. This aspect of photography has always appealed to me-learning about another way of life and understanding how we all have something important to share with this world.