one of my favorite foods, cookies
having clients is a great thing, but having clients with amazing products is even better. this client is a wizard with cookies flavors. she makes some of the best desserts in cookie form and though i'm a huge chocolate fan her chocolate flavors are only some of my favorites. her stuffed carrot cake and dark chocolate cherry walnut were amazing. i say "were" because they were only on the menu temporarily.
one of my favorite topics, food
i've been doing my photo of the day project for 10 years. i started keeping track of the photos in the last few years. during that time about 90-100 days a year are photos of food of some sort. having worked on a lot of menus and restaurant clients over my career i think i picked up a few tips. it doesn't hurt that I like to cook and like to eat even more.
places i've been
i heard a famous photographer speak one time at a conference. i don't remember his name and i don't remember anything from his talk except that he photographed random ordinary things around him. his photos were amazing and he said, "if you go somewhere beautiful and you don't come back with beautiful photos you should just f'ing shoot yourself." i thought that was funny especially considering there were so many photographers there with lots of pretty pictures of pretty places.
God is in the details
i love the details of flowers. i heard on some show that all plant growth is based on one specific algorithm. some people hear that and think, "science". i think that's God just being efficient.
i love dogs
currently i have 3 of my own, biscuit, pancake and zak. i've also been really close to some of my friend's dogs that i've sat before, oliver, pancho, louie, phoebe, yogi and doja. my daughter at times has had cats, but i'm not a cat person. i do like other peoples' cats though.