The restaurant scene in Nashville seems to be hotter than ever right now. (I hate that I just said “restaurant scene”. Surely there’s a better way to state this.) How about… There are a lot of innovative independent restaurants in Nashville worth checking out. Silo in the Germantown area of Nashville is a neat place [...]
I think there must be a little bit of Will Rogers in me ’cause I never met a “chef” I didn’t like. Trey is no exception. We had fun with him in the studio…particularly when he showed us how he grows fresh sprouts. I won’t spill the beans on his secret but I’ll let ya [...]
What fun it is to work with a smart entrepreneur—even more fun working with a smart entrepreneur with fantastic burger skills. That’s Dallas Shaw and he’s behing Hoss Loaded Burgers here in Nashville. We spent a fun day with Dallas and his burger making skills to capture a few of his featured creations. Here are [...]
From time to time I get to teach a small food photography lighting workshop here in Nashville. Sometimes I partner with a local restaurant and other times we just meet at the studio. Last night’s class was through The Skillery and we did the skillering (if I might take some [...]
How about some wonderful Deviled Eggs? Chef Brandon Frohne from Mason’s in Nashville whipped up these fine creations for us to shoot for Nashville Lifestyles Magazine recently.
Thanks Brandon for sharing your artistry with us. We enjoyed working with you.
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We recently did a few shots for Nashville Lifestyle’s local food issue here at the studio. More from that shoot to come later.
Chef Matt Farley from The Southern put together a great Saffire Steak Biscuit duo for us and was kind enough to let us do a quick portrait, too.
Thanks Matt! [...]
Well, you asked for it…or maybe you didn’t. Regardless, I’ll be speaking Wednesday March 27 at AIGA Nashville. Come hear (and see) me share the one single thing (and the many other things) I’ve done over my creative career.
If that’s not enough to lure you to come then consider all the cool creatives [...]
There’s quite a buzz going on by food lovers not only here in Nashville but all over the country about Cat Bird Seat. Chefs Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger are the artists getting the attention with their unusual and progressive approach to fine dining. While I’ve not yet had the privilege of dining at Cat [...]
(ring, ring …)
Hello, Kyle Dreier speaking.
Hi Kyle, this is Katie at Food Network Magazine.
Hi Katie, what’s up?
Are you available to shoot a five-pound cannoli?
Um, a “five-pound cannoli?” Count me in!
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Well, that’s pretty much how this assignment got started. [...]
What started as a simple conversation over lunch on the patio of 12 South Taproom this Summer turned into a fun one night event for the four of us. The “4” theme had no significant meaning other than it was four of us contributors:
John Scarpati: a collection of musician portraits spanning back to the [...]
20 people (each with camera)
pinch of camera frustrations
heaping of great questions
dash of technical jargon
Mix all these together in a restaurant and stir for 2 hours. What you get is a fun evening together learning the ins and outs of “My Stupid Camera” – a workshop from [...]
It’s hard to say whether chocolate was “invented” or “discovered”. Honestly, does it matter? It’s here, I love it, and it’s not going anywhere. Right?
According to about.com its origins date back to the Olmec Indians to about 1500 BC with the growing of the cocoa bean to then the making of a [...]