Relocating anywhere always presents a series of challenges — learning new street layouts, knowing where to buy the freshest produce, and adapting to regional quirks, to name a few. Prior to moving permanently from the East Coast to Saint Louis in 2016, I was being flown into town to style food for an occasional shoot, […]
I’ll admit, I usually read mostly fiction books in my spare time, and it had been several years since I discovered any food books that piqued my interests. But Los Chiles que Dan Sabor al Mundo is a fascinating collection of professional articles on the subject of chile peppers (I refuse to spell it chili). […]
Every three months, I pack my bags and ice cream scoops, and fly to Boston for a week or more, to do some ice cream styling at Indresano Studios. The days are usually long, the studio is kept intentionally cold, and my scooping arm is definitely sore by the end of my time there, but […]
Food stylists are usually known for their work in fast food, magazines, television commercials, and print advertising for all manner of foods to be consumed by people. What a lot of people don’t realize is, many of us are hired to work as pet food stylists. Another surprising detail is that those same food stylists […]
This shoot required a lot of beer and even more limes. It’s important to hire an experienced beer stylist – the perfect beer pour requires special techniques and it can be a challenge to capture a well-styled glass of beer without the right person on set.
VaynerMedia invited me to New York in April 2019 to style ice cream for their Baskin Robbins social media account. My assistant, Maria, and I spent two days in VaynerMedia’s airplane-hanger-sized studio in Long Island City, Queens, making waffle cones, sorting sprinkles, cutting ice cream cakes, and of course, scooping a TON of ice cream. […]
Food stylists are an interesting lot – I say this because I’ve been one for more than twenty years now and have some firsthand experience at being a little odd. While there are a few of us that enjoy being overly competitive and a few others that don’t play well with other stylists on set, […]