Colored Water Swirls

Having seen some inspiring water swirl shots by others, I wanted to try and figure it out myself.  I teamed up with photographer Ralph Smith and played around with different liquid densities and these were the results. Groovy lava lamp effect.

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Cup of Mud

Table 1 – The Analytical Cop: Sinkers & Suds. Megan had served on the force now for 4 years. All her experiences and interactions with people while on the beat had made her grow compassionate for her fellow human kind. She had begun taking night courses and was determined to become a physiologist. Maybe, someday,…

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Dying to Eat

To a 1950s postwar audience, Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels were an escape. For the war-weary man, Bond’s adventures represented the ultimate fantasy down to the finest detail — including food, a facet largely absent from the nearly two dozen 007 films. With Dying to Eat, food stylist Charlotte Omnès and photographer Henry Hargreaves return…

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Suggested Recipe

Take some every day, semi-prepared, store bought items & make a classic recipe with them. Now do it in a spacy, artful way. PDN TASTE Award winner 2014 GRAPHIS Photography Annual 2015 2014 A series in collaboration with photographer Beth Galton

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Lichtenlunch

Taking a cue from classic comic books & Lichtenstein, adding some onamonapias and you have food that tells you what you’re about to taste. Bam! This series inspired a French’s campaign which we filmed a stop motion of it’s being made. 2014 A series in collaboration with photographer Ralph Smith  

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TEXTURES

Prickly Pear, Green Onion & Red Bell Pepper inspired by the work of Rothco After a trip to DIA Beacon  I found new inspiration for a new project as often one does when in the presence of amazing art. I was very inspired by Robert Ryman’s work of white on white paintings.  Ryman’s work focuses not on painting something but rather…

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FAST FOOD

Making food move! This idea came about as the result of a playful conversation with Aaron in which we explored the absurdities of the concept “fast food.” 2013 A series in collaboration with photographer Aaron Cameron Muntz

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My Party

2012 Original Concept and Art Direction Charlotte Omnès Director, Producer, Editor Kate Kelley Kate Kelly Creative Director, Prop/Wardrobe Stylist: Lauren Niles Inspired by cookbooks and drawings of late 19th through early 20th century Jello Molds, this is a story of Mrs. Robinson meets Susie Homemaker to become Betty Draper. A Depressed 50’s housewife, she tries…

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P.W.D.

2011 Director Scott Pitts Original Concept and Art Direction Charlotte Omnès Editor Carmen Zhu In retaliation to the celebrity chef scene we stripped everything from this but the food. Shooting different stages of preparation from lots of different angles, we tried to keep the viewer’s focus only on the food.

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Light Box

Outtakes from the book RAW ENERGY IN A GLASS. While creating content for the margins of the book, we came up with some surprising & beautiful images. 2014 A series in collaboration with photographer Francine Zaslow

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Salmon Girl

The story of a girl who actually is what she eats. Growing up in the Northwest, working in many restaurants, I filleted A LOT of salmon. I always loved the beautiful silver simmering salmon skin and hated throwing it away. Like leather, I wanted to make something wearable but unlike leather, this skin is ephemeral….

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Paper Trail

Paper Trail was an idea to try and use lots of different everyday disposable items in typical scenarios but in a really beautiful way. 2014 A series in collaboration with photographer Brendon Lekan

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MRE’s

A look at the difference between food, or in this case Meals Ready to Eat, being necessary for survival vs. delicious looking food. This was a continuation of a project that many photographers participated in to help raise money for hunger. We tried to tell the story of a young man at war and what…

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CITRUS

Sometimes the best inspiration for a shoot is what is in season.  I often will find stuff at the farmers market or store that looks amazing and is perfectly in season.  Winter happens to be the perfect season for citrus fruits and pomegranates. I showed up at Plamen’s studio with a ton of beautiful fruit…

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Bones

Taking the concept of you are what you eat, we made this creepy video of a girl who really has a taste for meat. The story started for me when I decided I wanted to make a chandelier of bones and gelatin. 2008 A series in collaboration with photographer Scott Pitts

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