A look into the images from a Food and Wine photographer based in the heart of California wine country.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
It's raining today.
I was listening to the rain and watching it bead on the window. I thought it looked like mercury. I remember when I was a kid in science class, back then we would get to play with the deadly chemicals, the teacher brought it around for everyone to touch. It rolled around in your hand like small droplets of water. It was covered with a giant highlight except where your hand and face where. I think this rain beading on the window looks just like it. Off to work now.
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.