Posts Tagged ‘Oyster’

I had the distinguished honor to work with the Art Culinaire team last fall, which in turn put my camera and I along side 3 very accomplished chefs.

The issue was just released earlier this month, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite photos from the assignment.

This will be a short photo story of these 3 unique individuals, and the diverse environments in which they work.

Blaine Wetzel; Willows Inn/Lummi Island, Wa:

Blaine in the kitchen.

Blaine foraging along the shores of Lummi Island.

Smoked Tequila Oysters (to die for!).

King crab and the beginning ‘snacks’.

Halibut “chop” and Grilled celery root w/ horseradish mousse and chestnuts.

The smokehouse.

Organic grains with pickled mushrooms, and Blaine in the kitchen (once again).

Jason Franey; Canlis/Seattle, Wa:

Jason and his crew, in the kitchen.

A breakfast ‘style’ dish “Smoked” salmon with maple syrup on the left, and a Froie gras and rabbit torchon with pine ash dish on the right.

Jason and his crew on the roof of Canlis overlooking South Lake Union.

Matt Dillon; Sitka + Spruce, Corson Building/Vashon Island, Wa:

Matt Dillon and his piggy friend.

Whole beets in spiced brown butter with pickled rose petals.

Matt in his home kitchen.

Smelt with grated beets.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


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At this very moment, I’m registering myself into the International Culinary Photography Festival set to be held in Paris, November 6th-15th of this year.

It has me so nervous, I’ve been putting it off all month long!…that makes perfect sense right?!…just go with it.

The theme for the event is “seafood” – which is great, except that I needed to register with images of seafood before June 30th.  I don’t have any archived photos of seafood, and I am in the middle of the US, fast food nation really…fresh seafood is not in abundance here.

So, I had to get a little creative, and hope that this is just a place holder until I can get to the good stuff at Pike Place.

Here’s what I came up with (I know I can do better…)





Let me know what you think?  I may have a chance to redeem myself later on – any ideas of what I SHOULD shoot for Paris?! 🙂

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