Recently I worked on a project with Brendan McDonald photographing his Go Journal. He designed the journal to help you stay focused, attain your goals and end your day with gratitude. Here’s a few favorite shots from Bernal Hill. Check out his kickstarter campaign here. A great way to start the year!
I’m excited to have the cover and feature story on local chefs favorite party recipes in November Marin Magazine.
Bartender Ryan Benguerel mixes up a Mezcal Mojito. Shot for Oakland Magazine.
Peerless Coffee is one of Oakland’s oldest coffee roasting company, a family run business started by John Vukasin in 1920. Besides making incredible coffee, the company has a collection of museum quality coffee artifacts, many still in use. It’s always interesting to have authentic artisan elements to work with and to see one of the photos made into a modern poster is pretty cool too!
Sierra Magazine featured four urban farmers from my book Backyard Roots for their annual Food issue! Above, Jonathan Chen, became the director of the Danny Woo Community Garden in Seattle after surviving cancer as a college student. He worked with immigrants in the terraced downtown garden and introduced a kids program and chickens. Other urban farmers included Alex Winstead, an organic mushroom farmer who began his career as a hobby growing mushrooms in his basement, Rachel Hoff and Tom Ferguson who lived for a year without setting foot in a grocery store and Lee Kindell who introduced kids to aquaponics at his downtown hostel. Check it out at the sierra club.org.
I love to photo cocktails (and drink them) and I’ve been lately I’ve been doing both for Oakland Magazine’s cocktail column. In every issue the writer finds a delicious drink and gets the recipe from the bartender. I also photo cocktails for Oakland Magazine restaurant reviews too. Between the two, I thought I’d share some favorites…
Tabi Musselwhite makes the Corpse Reviver #2 at Haven Restaurant, 44 Webster St, Oakland CA. Photo: Lori Eanes
The “scratch” Pimm’s Cup cocktail at East End Restaurant and Bar, Alameda Marketplace, 1650 Park St, Alameda CA 94501 510. 263.9630. Photo: Lori Eanes
Of all the cocktails photographed here my favorite was the Pimm’s Cup. It’s made from Pimm’s No. 1, a spirit from Great Britain. You can get a recipe from www.foodandwine.com, but it’s so dangerously easy why even bother. Just mix Pimm’s with ginger ale or lemon-lime soda one to one. Add fruit— apples, oranges, cucumber, mint and ice and you’ve got a great way to end the day. Or, for the best version, stop by East End Restaurant and Bar in Alameda.
The Featherweight a cocktail (with flowers frozen in the ice cubes) by Jessica Moncada and Zoe Carrasco bartenders of Doble Bar at Geoffrey’s, 410 14th Street. Photo by Lori Eanes
Check out the recipe for the Featherweight from Oakland Magazine here. It’s perfect for a summer evening.
The Bee’s Knees Cocktail made with meyer lemon juice by Andrew Adams of Adesso Bar.
I worked for the San Francisco Chronicle for the first time earlier this month photographing Chef Stephen Barber of Farmstead in St Helena. Barber, who has loved barbecue since he was a boy, shares his tips an a recipe for a spicy rib rub here. YUM!
A few favorites from a recent Gift a Feast shoot. Styling by Pouké
It was so windy last Friday when I worked on a fashion shoot with Diana Dukanovic that I’m surprised we didn’t get blown away. What a beautiful line of clothing and jewelry and what a great model. Diana’s website is being designed right now by Revolution Media Group, as soon as it’s up the link will be right here