If I have learned anything over the last 5 years living in Texas, it is that Texans know how to grill. I spent the last few months documenting the story and passion behind these Beef Loving Texans. As their food photographer, I was lucky enough to taste a few bites here and there and I must say that their burgers and steak were some of the best I’ve ever had. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast tacos and steak dinners, my favorite part of the process must have been hearing the ranchers’ stories about why they do what they do. When I really think about why I do what I do, it all comes down to telling stories.
Everyone loves a great fair, especially the State Fair. You go to see the stock yard shows, spend countless hours waiting in line for questionable carnie rides, and indulging in carb heavy, fat rich, and sugary sweet fair food. I was lucky enough to attend the State Fair of Texas, one of the largest and grandiose of all the State Fairs. I set out to capture the essence of the State Fair by creating a photo series about the food we all love, Fair Food.
I recently came up with an idea about photographing what certain comic book villain’s might eat for their last meal. After consulting with my assistant who happened to be a self proclaimed “Geekzilla,” I was able to hone in on what I thought would be their final digestion. Here I have shot 3 villain’s lat meal; Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, and The Joker.
If you’ve been to the south you know how big college football is, it’s everything especially the SEC. The summer lead up to the fall season is always a buzz with talk of starting players, coaching staff changes, and of course tailgating. Tailgating is an honored tradition in Southern Saturday football, dating back to over a hundred years. Saturday college football without tailgating is an afternoon worth skipping, it shouldn’t be allowed. For those few uninitiated here’s the basic premiss; get drunk while screaming whatever respective college chant your team has and eating copious amounts of ribs, brisket, sausage, and every other southern comfort food you can think of. This combo of course brings out the most interesting of people which I had the pleasure of documenting. This is the most recent game between The Alabama Crimson Tide and The Texas A&M Aggies.
For the past year I have been collaborating with the international magazine “Absolute Sound.” Their graphic designer, Torquil Dewar, and I were able to create a unique look for the magazine. This series of images showcases the German company European Audio Team’s new high-end electronic components. Collaborating with the art director was a key element in selling more magazines. Adding a youthfulness through the pushing of colors helped to see my personal vision come to life.