Feb 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had the pleasure of collaborating with the talented photographer Emily Kate Roemer and prop stylist extraordinaire Meagan Camp on this Valentine's Day story.

photography Emily Kate Roemer
props Meagan Camp
food styling Me

Oct 30, 2013

Meals Interrupted

AL DENTE - Digital c-print, mounted on plexiglass. 
48" x 72" edition of 3
32" x 28" edition of 7

CHARRED- Digital c-print, mounted on plexiglass. 
48" x 72" edition of 3
32" x 28" edition of 7

HONEYED - Digital c-print, mounted on plexiglass. 
48" x 72" edition of 3
32" x 28" edition of 7

SOAKED - Digital c-print, mounted on plexiglass. 
48" x 72" edition of 3
32" x 28" edition of 7

TOSSED - Digital c-print, mounted on plexiglass. 
48" x 72" edition of 3
32" x 28" edition of 7

A photography project by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca

Husband-and-wife Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca have teamed up to create Meals Interrupted, a photography series of dining tables abruptly disrupted by various events, namely, a bee swarm, a devastating fire, a full-blown cafeteria food fight, a calculated mobster hit, and a heavy rainfall. Each shot vividly captures the disappointment and sense of abandonment that evidently accompanies a gathering that is suddenly and unexpectedly ended.

The scenes were shot in both NYC and Montréal, the artists’ hometown. Luciano did the photography and Ficca handled the food styling. The couple wanted to tell a story through food while challenging themselves to deal with unusual conditions:  “The idea of working directly with bees was very daunting at first, but once we were in the apiary and the bees were buzzing all around us, it turned out to be very soothing,” says Ficca.

“When Davide told me I had to burn all the props, I was shocked. This would be a first for me. I had no idea it would be so liberating!” says NYC-based prop stylist Maeve Sheridan, who was a key player on this project.

Davide Luciano is a fine-art photographer and filmmaker based in NYC. He creates large-scale photographic prints that are cinematic in scope and compelling in content. The photography is detailed and vibrant with amazing surrealist qualities, which are elaborately staged.

Luciano’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada and the United States in cities such as New York, Toronto, Montréal and Washington. He has won numerous awards, including an award of excellence from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Yahoo, NBC, Good Morning America, and published in countless international publications such as Vanity Fair Italia, The Independant, Le Monde, and Zoom Magazine.

Claudia Ficca’s journey into professional food styling and photography started in her native Montréal. After getting her BA at Concordia University and taking intensive photography classes, she immediately knew her focus would be food photography. She decided to move to NYC where she received her food styling education by apprenticing under some of the city’s best. Claudia has since photographed and styled everything from advertising to editorial pieces for clients such as Cherry Bombe Magazine, VOGUE TV, and Food & Wine Magazine. 

This is the couple’s second artistic project together. Their first body of work is titled Potholes

Selected Press:

Behind the scenes:





Jan 3, 2013

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

The Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain is a family owned business, located in a beautifully restored 1920s pharmacy in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Walking into this places feels like taking a step back in time.

Dreaming of Summer

The winter months are always a little hard for me. The short days, cold and lack of sunlight make me want to hibernate.  Here are some shots I took in August in the West Village, in NYC. Just looking at these lifts my spirit.

Oct 9, 2012

An apple a day...

I had the pleasure of spending a wonderful Saturday in good company at Fishkill Farm in the town of East Fishkill, north of New York City. We spent the day eating freshly grilled corn, picking apples, walking through the fragrant orchards and simply enjoying the outdoors. Here are some photos from my day at Fishkill Farm.