A look into the images from a Food and Wine photographer based in the heart of California wine country.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Down Home Downtown Cookbook
Just thought I would throw this on the new blog. It's Holiday time and you know what that means. Long lines at the store, bitchy checkout clerks and smelly patrons ruining your afternoons and evenings. Why go to the store when you can go to the restaurant or the winery or online. Yes you can have this wonderful cookbook featuring 2 Chefs, yes I said 2 Chefs, (Down Home: Jeff Mall from Zin restaurant, Healdsburg Ca. and Downtown: Josh Silvers from Syrah restaurant Santa Rosa, Ca.), pairing seasonal ingredients over all 4 seasons. Try some of the recipes on your friends and taste yummy Rodney Strong Wines paired with each dish. Your friends will go gaga over this amazingly illustrated book, by "ME" at Alan Campbell Photography, images covering the bounty and beauty of our own Sonoma County. Quickly run out and get one! That crazy gift giving day is just around the corner! Sounds like an infomercial. All we need is the Lady with the really long super manicured fingernails to wave her magic hand over the image of the book. Try it out, you like it, the book, not the waving of the hand. I know, don't say it, selfless promotion. Gotta do it!
I am life long resident of Sonoma County I specialize in food and wine images. I spend as much time shooting images as I do the gathering source material to shoot. I love to explore the incredible diversity of our county. We are blessed with such variety and abundance. If I am not shooting it I am making it.
An amateur winemaker since 92 I love to grow, harvest and ferment. When I'm not making wine I am gathered with my buddies, all members of the "Order of Meat and Wine" a small group who regularly conduct tastings. We each bring or prepare a meat dish, only meat, for all to sample. No veggies allowed at this function. It is great fun and another way to enjoy the bounty of Sonoma County.
I hope you enjoy the images. It is a small snapshot at the way I look at light. I feel light shapes the way we see the world. It is for me the pigment on the tip of my paintbrush.