Having my own studio space has been wonderful in so many ways. It reminds me of my grandparents’ pastry shop where all kinds of people walked in and out all day long. I am building a space inspired by those memories – sharing with people I admire and want to learn from.
I want to tell you about another photography workshop that I will be hosting this October in my studio.
Luisa Brimble will be in Seattle all the way from Australia (exclamation mark).
I have been a fan of Luisa’s photography for some time. She captures food and collectiveness with a sense of movement and simplicity that I really respond to. Her work has been widely featured from Kinfolk, Frankie, Cereal, The Simple Things, Broadsheet and The Design Files. Her photography graced the pages Arthur Street Kitchen Community Cookbook published by Pan McMillan, Australia. She’s currently photographing two books which will be due mid 2015.
Something mossy, something pickled and definitely, dairy.
This is how I described PNW cooking to a friend who was visiting Seattle last week. Well, this is obviously a mere simplification and before I get grief about it, yes, let’s point out that here we have amazing shellfish, fungus, berries, root vegetables and stone fruits… the list is endless. But something about the moss, the pickling and the dairy… inherent.
It is so wonderful to see when creative and talented people get to put work out into the world. It is especially wonderful when it happens to colleagues and friends who I have been following for a long time.
Paul Lowe has been a stylist for over 20 years but it was through his blog Sweet Paul that I got to know him. Beautiful recipes and crafts that derive from his Scandinavian sensibility (Paul was born and raised in Oslo) that eventually led to a very successful quarterly, printed magazine that is published in several countries.
His first book “Eat & Make: Charming Recipes + Kitchen Crafts You Will Love” has just been published in the US and he has been kind enough to share a copy with one lucky reader. If you would like to win a copy of “Eat & Make”, please leave a comment below. Unfortunately only U.S residents are eligible (sad face here). The giveaway will close on Thursday, April 10th at 5pm PST. Make sure to leave your name and contact email so I can get in touch with you.
Jonathan Lovekin is coming to Seattle to teach a photography workshop – something I cannot stop thinking about.
You know the people in this world that inspire you so much in your daily life? When you can get lost in their work and imagine how it is they do what they do. Jonathan Lovekin has been this for me for the last few years. Pure inspiration.
You have probably seen his work everywhere from all the beautiful Nigel Slater books like Tender, Ripe, The Kitchen Diaries and many more. As well as Ottolenghi’s Plenty and also Jerusalem. His use of light evokes so much emotion and there is such whispering simplicity in his work. An English moodiness I love.
Jonathan will be coming to Seattle this July thanks to Ritchie Ace Camps to teach a workshop about food, light, still life and landscape.