It’s amazing. After a long winter of storage these beets are bursting with life. As a kid, I remember taking potatoes with toothpicks and sitting them in a glass of water to sprout. Sounds lame when you compare that to surfing the web for half pipes in San Diego or looking for used laboratory equipment [...]
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Watermelon radish is a beautiful root vegetable with a magenta to white center that looks like it was made on a spin art machine. Although its nickname is the bleeding heart radish there’s no heartburn here. This radish is sweet, not spicy or bitter, which is a really good reason to try it if you [...]
There’s been a debate about this image. Should I have included the funky tomatoes tablecloth under these boxes hot peppers, or cropped it out. I have a couple of shots this week with tablecloths making their debut in my market photos (at least that I know of, I should go and look). The other one, [...]
It’s been a long week and I’m off to Boston to do some cycling and check out the markets. There are some plans in my back pocket for new portfolio pieces and those should be under way next week some time. I’m thinking about moving on to a black portfolio, the white book is pretty [...]
When fresh flowers, or any fresh fruit or vegetables for that matter, are placed into a clear plastic container or bag, they continue to breathe. They exhale carbon dioxide, creating condensation, vapor and water, becoming the artist’s thumb, smearing and distorting the under painting. This isn’t the first time I’ve photographed edible flowers in boxes; [...]
Shoppers love to touch food. They touch for freshness and to smell and to taste. They touch for the sake of feeling something that is as essential as the air we breathe. They are the unseen human presence in my market images and constantly changing the landscapes I capture here. What happened in front of [...]
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 [...]
2:06PM June 24, 2009 – Union Square Market, NYC Rich, dramatic and mysterious, garlic has been used as far back as ancient Egypt for medical and culinary purposes . Vampires don’t like garlic, but I do.
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?
Union Square Market – 3:59PM July 31, 2009 It must have been the ozone in the air from today’s storms. I had better than usual vegetable activity at the Union Square market today. Zucchini flowers were lining up like dancers and baby purple eggplants were laid out like an old master’s painting. And this, a [...]