new food & new menus from Persimmon Personal Chef

One of my most favorite clients is Gaela Witter, owner and chef of Persimmon.   We cooked together years ago at Tasty and Sons and have since both gone on to the wonderful world of self employment.  Gaela is constantly updating and evolving her menus.    Check out their website HERE to see all the new offerings.    Her food is always fun to shoot.... and more fun to eat afterward.


Cocktail on Tap.... The new book is on shelves!!!

Just released last month,   Jacob Grier's first book,  Cocktails on Tap was released to rave reviews.  It was a pleasure collaborating with Jacob and i really hope we can work together on his next project.

Here are some of my favorite images-  more to come soon.   You can buy the book right HERE.

The Portland Mercury goes International

Always a pleasure to collaborate with Justin "Scrappers" Morrison,  one of my favorite art directors. And introducing his son Camper,   who was a heck of a good sport about donning a double breasted suit and a globe on his head.   good times.

Smoke up, Johnny!

So it just dawned on me that i never did a blog post of my work with Farma PDX.   At the end of last year,  a new marijuana dispensary down on Hawthorne got in touch and asked that i do some shooting for their website.   I wasn't sure what to expect (...that is to say,  what i really expected was a bunch of burned out pot heads...)  but to my great surprise,  what i got was a chance to meet three of the most genuine and amazing dudes i have come across in PDX in a really long time.   These guys take their marijuana very seriously.   And don't get me wrong.   They wanna get you high,  but they also want to cure your ills and sooth your pains,  responsibly and naturally.

Being somewhat of a stoner for many many years,  they really opened up a whole new world to me and shed a very different  light on the uses and abuses of marijuana.  Under their guidance,  i have recently gotten my OMMP card (Oregon Medical Marijuana Program) and have been experimenting with different strains to help treat the myriad aches and pains i am constantly battling.   

If you are an OMMP card holder,  please do yourself a favor and check them out.  Their dispensary is warm and welcoming and friendly and professional.    Tell them i sent you.   First time visitors get 10% off!    Check out their website HERE.

red radish catering

I recently did some shooting for a new client,  Red Radish,  a new catering company in Portland.  The owner, Timothy Bartling, is a super great guy,  and his menus are all very focused on local, seasonal ingredients.  Check 'em out if you are in the need of some healthy and delicious catered lunches.

you can't spell Party without Paella...

One of the best aspects of my job is when i get to hang out with a whole bunch of friends-   friends who i don't get too see very much-  and eat great food and drink gin and tonics and shoot photos..... and get paid to do it!

If you know Scotty and Emily Ketterman of Crown Paella,  then you know that they are the bomb!  Thanks so much for making my job so easy.    Check out the website for the catering company Crown Paella.

And check out the full story about the dinner on the New Season's blog  HERE.

getting ready for the red carpet

Doing a little entertaining this evening for the Oscars?  Need some last minute nosh ideas?   The newest post is live on New Seasons blog The Table.   Check it  out for some cool app ideas.

Recipes by Ivy Manning, and styled by Andrea Slonecker.

a brand new blog for the New Seasons Market

I have been doing a ton of work for New Seasons Market this year,   specifically for their brand new blog The Table.   Definitely check it out for cool recipes and lots of local personalities.   We have shot everything from citrus waffles to salmon wellingtons to pistachio and bacon grilled cheese.   Oscar party recipes soon to come. 

Here are a few of my favorite shots so far.  Check out the blog HERE.