A scallop for the Boulevard cookbook. Kim Kissling, food stylist; Ten Speed Press, publisher.
Personal work, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich. Kim Kissling, food stylist.
Watermelon Tomato Salad, for the book Pintxos.Kim Kissling, food stylist; Ten Speed Press, publisher.
Doughnut Tower, personal work. Kim Kissling, food stylist.
Calves Liver and Shallots, for the book Pintxos. Kim Kissling, food stylist; Ten Speed Press, publisher.
Olive Oil, for The New American Olive Oil Cookbook. Christine Wolheim, stylist; Abrams STC, publisher.
Levitating Spinach, personal work. Kim Kissling, food stylist.
Strawberries, personal. Christine Wolheim, stylist.
Duration: Five-plus years.
Staff: A handful of amazing stylists, assistants and digital techs, a part-time studio manager and a new rep, Candace Gelman & Associates! I pull together the team who will be the best fit for the project at hand.
Education: UCLA's fine arts undergraduate program, assisting commercial photographers and making plenty of mistakes.
Cultural Influences: Family dinners, an eclectic range of music, medical diagrams, spicy foods, fog and awkward moments.
Environment: A spacious and orderly studio gives us a clean slate, healthy food, good projects that keep us motivated and music is selected for the average energy of the people in the room. (My last project called for a Waylon Jennings marathon.)
Philosophy: Less is more.