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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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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. 

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}