It has been a wet winter here in California, but it doesn't stop us from creating great content. Recently I did a lifestyle shoot for both a still campaign and video. For the video, the weather did not corporate and we had strong wind and rain. This allowed us to get a little creative and come up with some new locations, and in the end it all worked out great. A couple days later we were able to get some of that great California light for a few stills. I had the privilege of working with a really great team on this one.
Early this year, I completed a video project of San Francisco knife maker Drew Hash. Before forging steel, Drew worked in some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. What makes Drew so interesting is his holistic approach to knife making—from sourcing the wood used in the handle to shaping the steel in his garage and then using his handmade knife to prepare a beautiful meal.
Over the past couple months in between jobs, I along with another photographer have been working on a short documentary about a sheep rancher in Sonoma County. I've been enjoying the process of video and the creative challenges it brings. Our hope is that we can produce more of these short videos, with the overarching theme being Our Edible Landscape, a deeper look into the food that we eat.
Below is a collection of images from the production as well as the video.