Tag Archives: produce

Shooting from the Hip #15

8/31/09, 10:33AM – It’s a long story, let’s just say I was cruisin’ the veggie tables to kill some time. I looked up green zebras and got a surprize! Tom Wagner (no relation that I’m aware of, honest) is an heirloom tomato breeder (can you herd them, too?) responsible for developing the green zebras. He’s […]

Shooting from the Hip #14 & Greenmarket in the Studio #2

As I continue to shoot the Union Square Farmer’s (Green?) Market, I see a pattern. My studio work of Union Square produce over the past three years has clean crisp lines and, with a tip of the hat to Avedon, is shot unadorned with simple lighting. On the other hand, the “as is, where is,” […]

Shooting from the Hip #14 & Greenmarket in the Studio #2

As I continue to shoot the Union Square Farmer’s (Green?) Market, I see a pattern. My studio work of Union Square produce over the past three years has clean crisp lines and, with a tip of the hat to Avedon, is shot unadorned with simple lighting. On the other hand, the “as is, where is,” […]

Shooting from the Hip #13

Union Square Market – 2:57PM August 17, 2009 These purple and green long beans are also known as (according to Wikipedia, anyway) long-podded cowpeas. This is the first year I remember seeing them at the market and when I looked them up, I found that they are grown in warmer climates like Thailand and Southern […]

Shooting from the Hip #11

Union Square Market, NYC – 1:37PM, August 7, 2009 Edamame, or baby soybeans, are just about my absolute favorite quick appetizer. Cook for three minutes in salted boiling water, strain, sprinkle with coarse sea salt and eat. Yes, they look hairy and blemished, but like most real farm grown fruits and vegetables, they taste good. […]

Shooting from the Hip #10

Union Square Market – 1:58PM 07/31/2009 These baby oriental eggplants had a painterly quality to them. This image reminded me of details I’ve seen in 17th century Dutch still life paintings, complete with sexual overtones… Am I pushing the Dutch thing too far?

Greenmarket In the Studio #1

Beets are one of those foods folks either love or hate. I love ‘em. Roasted with goat cheese and grilled chicken in a salad on a hot summer evening. I took these guys back to the studio to give them their proper respect (thanks Aretha!) and then shoved them in the oven for an hour […]

Shooting from the Hip #8

Broken Chard wrapped with string at Union Square Market, NYC – 11:13AM June 13, 2009 Since the title of the image in the last post had the word “broken” in it…

Shooting from the Hip # 7

A pile of yellow, green and red peppers at Union Square Market – 3:49PM July 13, 2009 These peppers had a wonderful inside glow from the reflected summer afternoon sunlight. I didn’t quite know what I had captured until I viewed them on a large monitor, as the three inch screen on my Canon didn’t […]

Shooting from the Hip #5

Red Onions as Fireworks, Union Square Market, NYC – 3:09PM Wednesday, June 24, 2009 I couldn’t help but think of the 4th of July, post processing these puppies. It wasn’t until a “root mask” was made and the contrast boosted that these absolutely incredible roots revealed themselves, metaphorically, as a trajectory of sparks. Later in […]