Monday, December 17, 2007

Estill, SC

We headed back to the land of deer stands and sweet potatoes over the weekend to look for something a little more "refined", "luxurious", "cosmopolitan" in the western sc neck of the woods. well, we didn't really find that - but we did meet some more extraordinarily nice people and stumbled onto a pharmacy -- where adjoining the druggists counter was a gun cabinet. Yep, you can purchase an analgesic and a pistol or rifle in the same shop, but you might have to move the stuffed bobcat to see everything available....

Thursday, December 13, 2007

(W)Ehrhardt, SC

We just got back from part 1 of a road trip piece about southwest SC. It's starkly beautiful there this time of year and you almost feel like you'll fade to the same tone as the leaves and the grass at times. My grandfather was from somewhere near here. They say that when I-95 opened it sucked the life right out of the area.... All that seems to be left is hunting, some farming, and sweet sweet people.

Monday, December 3, 2007

They do it slower

A hog as big as a Fiat rubbed his snout and about 1,000 pounds of shoulder on my leg. Later, I couldn't get enough of Chef Andrea Reusing's sweet pork belly at her Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill. We were in middle North Carolina for a few days documenting a "farm to table" story for Garden & Gun magazine, this one about organic growing and the Slow Food movement. We saw a goat being born and fed calves with a huge baby bottle. Very cool.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Tiny Thanksgiving

We retreated to the north for a Thanksgiving getaway on Longpond. It was a gray-white day outside but in the tiny cabin the sights and smells were full color....

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Eating Asheville

While munching our way through Asheville looking for all things Asian inspired for a magazine article, we were lucky enough to be staying right across the street from what certainly must be one of Asheville's finest eateries -- Table. We had a great meal and a great time with the staff too.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Marysia Swim

We just wrapped up shooting the look book for Marysia Swim. This has got to be some of the sweetest swim wear ever -- All shot on Sullivans Island, SC -- couldn't have been better....

pfe in Smart Money

We recently returned from Cashiers, NC where we shot a piece about fly rods being tested with Chad foster of ESPN's Fly Fishing America. I think the piece should run in Jan. or Feb. 2008.

pfe in October 2007 GOURMET

Well -- this is certainly not timely, but I shot Cairin Duffy and his ChefCam at Tristan in Charleston for the October Gourmet.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Buffalo Roam

We're in Virginia photographing the comeback of the Buffalo. They're pretty hardy animals that can get up and go with the agility of a horse even though they top out at around 2500 lbs. Lots of rain here....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Just Wrapped

a great 2 day fashion shoot in Charleston, SC -- long days, too many cheese danishes, and tough locations made for a sweet shoot -- here's a sample:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fashion Week

We're back in Charleston for a few days before heading off to Florida and Virginia -- Here's a little magic that got cooked up on the set between shots....

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A penguin drops his car off at the shop and...

here's my favorite creative director at our most recent shoot together givin' all he's got....

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

pfe in Fall 2007 WNC

I've got a feature on fly fishing in the Western North Carolina area in the latest issue of WNC. Had a great trip with Mark, the flyin' Hawaiian -- caught fish too.


Capt. Tommy Edwards (no relation - that we know of) and crew let me tag along to document a day in the life of a commercial shrimper. Started at 3:30am - I was a few minutes late.... The dark; the noise; the quiet; the boredom; the anticipation; the smell; the heat; the brightness....

Monday, September 17, 2007

Muy Rico

We were in Puerto Rico about a month ago and delivered our assignment shortly after return -- we're finally getting around to processing some of the "other" imagery shot there. Never been before -- what a beautiful place....

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

just helping

That's my friend Carter "helping" his grandfather. Notice the bronson in his hand... the look of joy and mirth. Poppa did not have the same look on his face the next am when the stump was still smoldering and the fire pit was busted on one side. He did have a bronson in his hand tho....

Monday, September 3, 2007

The Lobsterman

I grew up on the water swimming, fishing, building, and crawling around on boats -- my first real job (at 13yrs.) was unloading boats and cleaning fish. I guess all that got in my blood and I've come to be honored to accept any invitation to get out on the water -- especially with working watermen. Recently I was lucky enough to be invited along to pull some traps with Phil Tuttle, a lobsterman from Harpswell, Me. He works a total of 100 traps with his good friend Rad (50 apiece). We got a few bugs -- shared some suds -- and ate some of the sweetest steamers I've ever had.

Damariscotta Oysters

We're up in Maine for the Nearly-No-Labor Day weekend and managed to get in a little food recon. at Three Tides in Belfast. Never had a Maine oyster before... and probably not too many people have since they're sort of a new menu thing up this way. Briney, fat, and a medium texture that tastes just like low tide....

Fried Catfish, Tomatoes, Mayo, and Bacon -- and more Bacon

We totally wrecked this masterpiece that Chef Sean Brock of McCrady's whipped up for an article for US Airways Magazine. Best half pound of bacon I've ever packed in.....

Julyan Davis

It seems like we've been hauling off to NC a lot lately and a couple of weeks ago we were in Asheville shooting Julyan Davis -- a great painter of natural, urban, and decaying landscapes. Of course we were shooting for a fall magazine issue with the temps topping out at 101 degrees!!!

pfe in September 2007 GOURMET