“Still life shot as part of a project for Cleveland-Heath restaurant. We created combinations of fresh ingredients that hinted at some of the more popular dishes on the menu.” Cleveland-Heath, client.
“Gooseberries, shot in a spring-fed creek on a farm in Frankenstein, Missouri.” Personal work.
“My son, Jacob Henry, after he caught his first fish in a Missouri stream.” Personal work.
“Frozen Grapes was shot for a feature about intermezzos.” Meera Nagarajan, art director; Sauce Magazine, client.
“Red Snapper, shot as part of a cookbook project for Stone Soup Cottage.” Amy Kaller, designer; Stone Soup Cottage, client.
“Portrait of a Farmer was shot for a feature about hog farmers and their methods of raising animals.” Meera Nagarajan, art director; Sauce Magazine, client.
“A strip loin on the cutting block, shot for Prime Meats restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.” TrafficPRM, ad agency; Prime Meats, client.
“Diptych of Girl in the Backyard and the Missionary Baptist Church in Cades Cove, Tennessee, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.” Personal work.
Location: St. Charles, Missouri
Duration: I’ve been freelancing for about four years.
Staff: Mostly just me, and my two reps, Kathy Bruml and Jean Conlon at BrumlConlon in New York. I like to style my own food projects and touch everything. I have a MacGyver-like assistant who helps me on larger jobs.
Education: I have a bachelor’s degree in illustration and a master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri.
Influences: Dutch masters, Sally Mann, the South.
Environment: Kitchens, farms, my back porch, anywhere with good light.
Philosophy: Keep it simple.