Alison Roman for BBB & The Kitchn

I started out this whole photography thing by documenting folks in their home kitchens, and I still love it. I got to do it twice with Alison Roman, last year for Bed Bath & Beyond and this year for The Kitchn. Alison is an incredible professional cook who sometimes eats popcorn for dinner and uses seafood as self-care. My kind of person.

 Alison said this is one of her favorite photos of herself. That's what I aim for, guys!

Alison said this is one of her favorite photos of herself. That's what I aim for, guys!

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Terre di Nano, Tuscany

Last fall, Tocha and I got to go to Italy for the first time, purely for vacation. It was amazing. This was our view out the window where we stayed at Terre di Nano. I loved watching how the view changed with the light during the course of a day.

I'm giving away a print over on Instagram, no strings attached. You don't have to follow me, you don't have to jump through hoops. You can also buy it here if you like.

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Anton for Cup of Jo

I was always drawn to photos of babies being bathed in kitchen sinks, or snapshots from my own family albums of my infant sister being bathed in a blue plastic tub. There is something incredibly sweet about what's going on in the moment, even if the reality involved hysterical crying a mere two seconds after the fraction of a second caught in the photograph. Below is Anton, one of the sweetest kids I know, taking a bubble bath. 

Shake Shack!

I loooove Shake Shack. It's the best burger out there, hands down. It is the perfect size, the perfect ratio of bun to burger to cheese to lettuce, tomato and of course, that crack sauce! You better believe I was excited when they called. I've had the privilege of working with their design team for over a year, photographing in-store collateral and other content. The designers there are some of the nicest, hardest-working people I have ever met. Below are some of the fun images we created over the past year, styled and designed by the talented team at Shake Shack. Thank you Cathie, Michelle, Kearney, Marybeth, Eugene, and Mark!

Side story: Once I paid $150 for a ShackBurger. Tocha and I had an intense craving one day. We got in the car and drove to the nearest Shack. We roll easily into a parking spot, which is nearly impossible to do in downtown Brooklyn. We rejoice, happily eat our burgers and fries (so. good.), and walk hand in hand back to our car...only to find that horrible orange piece of paper on our windshield. A parking ticket for $150. Our desire for Shake Shack had blinded us to the NO PARKING signs. So that was the most expensive, delicious burger ever. C'est la vie.

India for AJWS {Part 2}

We ended the trip with an excursion to the city of Cochin in tropical Kerala, a southern seaside state, where the highlight was encountering a magical musical procession with elephants (scroll down for the video clip I took on my phone, if you like!). Cochin is a melange of cultures, as befits an old port city. The oldest living Jewish woman resides there, and is taken care of by a Muslim man and a Catholic cook! Beautiful, no? See if you can identify her below.

Lastly we got a taste of vibrant Bombay, which was amazing. I would have loved to spend more time there. I'll simply have to return! Don't miss my first post for the full story.

 My favorite human rights CEO, Robert Bank (left), and his partner Alan Cohen, a dedicated social services officer. 

My favorite human rights CEO, Robert Bank (left), and his partner Alan Cohen, a dedicated social services officer. 

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 Sarah Cohen (right), one of the last Paradesi Jews in Cochin.

Sarah Cohen (right), one of the last Paradesi Jews in Cochin.

 Bombay!

Bombay!

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 The man in the striped polo is Bharat Kinger, in his element, telling bawdy jokes and leading the group as our wonderful tour guide. His joking nature belies a deeply intellectual and spiritual core. Loved getting to know him. 

The man in the striped polo is Bharat Kinger, in his element, telling bawdy jokes and leading the group as our wonderful tour guide. His joking nature belies a deeply intellectual and spiritual core. Loved getting to know him. 

 Lastly, here I am, so happy with my samosa. {photo by Bharat Kinger}

Lastly, here I am, so happy with my samosa. {photo by Bharat Kinger}

Neighborhood BK for Delicious Magazine

I was invited to photograph the launch of Hetty McKinnon and Jodi Moreno's new community cooking space, Neighborhood Studio in Brooklyn for the April 2018 issue of Delicious Magazine. The place is infused with the lovely energy of these two ladies, and Sophie Tatlow's incredible design beautified the event. And the food, of course, was delicious! I highly recommend the cauliflower as a dazzling main course. Recipes are included in the article.