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Besides my morning ritual of pounding down some coffee I hit the computer for my daily hour of research. I skip most of the really important news items and concentrate on all things related to photography and design. One trend I noticed and tried in a previous post was shooting overhead…so…I decided to play around and get more familar and get the concept firmly embedded into my shooters tool kit. Here we go!

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Yesterday I decided to take a walk around downtown Phoenix looking for stuff to shoot while thinking about all the history and growth that’s happened here in the relatively short span of 100 years.

I stopped at the San Carlos Hotel at the corner of Central and Monroe, went into the cafe and bought some coffee and a fat free donut (I wish), found a table outside and just began shooting where I was sitting. This is me contemplating Arizona’s past.

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Imagine the possibilities! Smoked salmon, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, salty pistachios, the sweetness of honey or apricot preserves, the deep pungent taste of basil with garlic, cheese and olive oil…then top it off with toasted crunchy bread. Heaven on earth!

Whatever you can think of in any combination can be simply placed on a crispy bite sized piece of toasted bread…capers, white beans and parsley…I could go on forever.


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There’s nothing like food for the holidays…when I say food I mean pancakes from scratch…Butter Milk pancakes. I really had my fill! I wish this was a scratch and sniff post!


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It’s that time of the year to send joyful holiday wishes to all of you with great exceptions for a wonderful 2012!

Peace,

Rick

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Peter Shikany from PS Studios contacted me to shoot a recipe booklet for his client Illy Coffee. The main content of the project were recipes for drinks that fit into different times of the day to show the versatility of the product. This assignment is exactly what I love to shoot…tight graphic images.

Here’s the layouts Peter supplied followed by a few spreads from the booklet.

Thanks goes out to my assistant Robert Humanski, Creative Director Peter Shikany and Art Director Andy Cruz!

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Just  a heads up…The Portraits Of Opportunity exhibit I participated in along with other area photographers is this Thursday night. Southwest Human Development started this fundraiser 3 years ago…a wonderful organization. Check out the Channel 8 interview with Laura Chasko and me.

http://www.azpbs.org/horizonte/detailvid.php?id=798

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