Ace Hotel Palm Springs

5.18.2015

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Back in early April I was out west shooting the food and beverage for The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. I admit, I am totally in love with this part of the world. Pool culture, dry heat, fire pits, margaritas, you name it I'm into it. It's very similar to how I grew up and feels like home. Palm Springs is luxurious and quirky. I DIG IT. My idea of a perfect weekend away.

Voices of Industry for Anthology Magazine

5.10.2015

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Last summer when I was in San Francisco shooting a cookbook, I took an extra day to photograph my lovely friend Adele Strafford of Voices of Industry. We have a crazy story, in the fact that I knew Adele's sister Ann many many years ago. Ann used to be the pastry chef of a restaurant we worked at on St John in the Virgin Islands. I was only 19 years old, Ann newly graduated from CIA Greystone. I discovered Adele's work via Brian Ferry's gorgeous photos for their first lookbook. We soon realized our connection and were instantly bonded. I took a couple snaps of her studio awhile back and knew I had to go back to properly document it! Thanks Anthology and VOI! x

Gitano Tulum

4.30.2015

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Back in March I went to Tulum, Mexico to shoot Gitano Restaurant. It truly is a tropical paradise. I'd been to Tulum a few years back and its always a pleasure being in the Yucatan. Gitano, Spanish for gipsy is the perfect spot to hit up in Tulum. You can sip delicious mezcal cocktails and dance under the disco ball until the whee hours of the morning, the scent of smoky copal lingering in the air. Located across the street from Coqui Coqui and next door to The Hartwood. Get there.
 

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