Having made the cut once again and for the 5th time in a row since 2010/11, I’m grateful for the opportunity to acknowledge my collaborators who not only make it fun to be on a shoot, but also bring their vast knowledge, passion and tremendous skills to each assignment, to produce beautiful work and to make me look good! I’m excited to shoot with you for many more years to come.
Wonderful collaboration with world-class illustrator Ben Wiseman, for the launch of Westfield department stores at the World Trade Center Oculus. Lovely combination of photography and illustration, stills and motion.
You see this crew? Impossible not to have a successful shoot or bright days. Thanks to all my regulars to make this more fun than officially allowed. Looking at you Tomo, Chen, Takako, Alex, Billy, Sharon, Cristina & Fangchi…
Handcrafted tea, organic ingredients and real ice – a delicate and visually lyrical approach for the new Pure Leaf / Tea House Collection campaign, by Pepsi-Lipton. To highlight craftsmanship and quality, we decided to shoot on a tea master’s work bench – a beautiful piece of white washed ash. We sent out two food styling teams to gather wild blackberry bushes in Upstate New York & Western Pennsylvania and our dedicated prop stylists and producers embarked on a round the globe journey for in-season White Honeysuckle. How we finally found it merits a separate post; all I can say it was incredible and worth all the effort! Thanks to Makoto Aoki at Swell for having the ‘back-up hand made super gorgeous White Honeysuckle’ ready, just in case.
We shot videos and stills for the annual report and online presentation of WhiteWave Foods (Silk Almond Milk, Horizon Organic Milk, Land O Lakes, Earthbound Farms Organic, etc.). As always, a brisk shooting schedule didn’t deter us from having fun – prop. stylist Alex Niki did an incredible job getting everything and everyone ready (including the talent) and food stylist Takako Kuniyuki brilliantly multi-tasked her way through this 4 day assignment. Shot at Noho Productions and Space28, it was a real pleasure working in an environment that made us forget at times that we actually were at work.
Ingredients: 10 Lemon Verbena Leaves, 4 Mint Leaves, 1 Feijoa (Pineapple Guava, 1 Kiwifruit, 20ml Green Kawawa Tea Syrup, 10ml Fresh Lime Juice, 150 ml Mineral Water
Scoop fruit and place in glass with mint, verbena, lime and syrup. Lightly muddle together (do not puree). Top and fill with ice. Fill 2/3 with soda water. Use bar spoon to lightly mix. Top with ice then soda. Garnish with Lemon Verbena Sprig.
Feeling like changing the M in Mocktail to a C? Add Sweet Vermouth and you will start pronouncing Feijoa (fey-yoh–uh) perfectly within a half hour. Cheers!