Sergio and I love the same ice cream. Chocolate and hazelnut.
The "Father of Brazilian furniture," they say, Mr Rodrigues pioneered the transformation of industrial design in Brazil. The shoot was for Last Meal column, which featured his favorite restaurant and dish, in his native city of Rio de Janeiro.
While famine rages in Somalia, many other countries face hardships also due to the rise in food prices and climate change. This is very much the case in Guatemala, where farmers can no longer predict the time to plant and harvest production is very small. Heavy rains and long droughts prevent healthy growth of crops, in particular maize, where the cost of corn rose 40% since last year. There is plenty of food in Guatemala, a country where half the population lives in poverty and violence is 4x more then Mexico. However most of the food production is for export (mostly to the US). Small farmers are especially vulnerable, where half the crop is for family consumption and the other half to sell at the markets. This year, many small farmers have produce low yields of crops mainly due to extreme weather (heavy rains, and long droughts).
Here are two images from my film edit. the scans are low res until i can get home to make higher quality scans, but was anxious to share since i haven't posted on my blog in a few weeks.
I spent a couple days in Guanajuato researching a new project. This is one of the most precious towns I have ever been too. This old mining town is a labrynth of little alleyways and cobblestone streets, colorful buildings and music that echoes throughout this colonial and romantic city. here are a few snaps...
This place is amazing...and its the kind of hipster boost Japantown needed to spice it up the old neighborhood. There has been so much happening in Japan over the years - in their arts scene, fashion, music...that we don't hear much of in the mainstream. (maybe thats a good thing). Several of Japan's fashion designers make their first U.S. stop right here in San Francisco. Their designs and clothes are seen very seldom outside of Japan. There's also an all-Japanese cinema, which was featuring a film when i was there so i didn't get to take a peek during my assignment. I was thrilled to receive this assignment, not just because its been years since I've been to the neighborhood, but also to see a bit of modern-day Japan right here in the City.
Here are my outtakes:
Some of Cambodia's best eats take place on the streets. In the first picture, a woman, left, cooks up a meal, as a customer slurps noodles for lunch in a neighborhood of hidden, narrow streets in central Phnom Penh, on Thursday, April 8, 2010. Second: A Khmer woman cooks in her street-side makeshift kitchen.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia...there is food everywhere in this city. i swear one can never starve! Well i'm currently in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and a few days behind in my blog postings...much to share and show but the past week i've been out shooting all around that by the time i get back i'm just exhausted. anyway, here's a couple quick pix to share on food and travel...a slight detour from the journalism style of my photography.
Steamed banana with coconut and a bundle of medicinal herbs for sinus problems.
chicken feet from the market.
the "food court" in the market...hmm soup.
monks in a wat (temple)..wats area amazing places btw.
festival ribbons and Buddha!
Well in my previous post i didn't mention the water festival where the city nearly doubles in population and the streets are jammed pack with tuk tuks and motorbikes for three days. its basically a frenzy of the two and its just crazy! the water festival highlights the reversal of the river but i can't remember which way it goes, but i think after the rainy season, the lake gets so full that the water shifts direction and returns to the lake, or something. anyway, they celebrate with boat races and festivals.
Below are pictures at the start of the races and also of the other side of the river where people live and fish on boats.
Hope this counts as another clip or two! I just came across my pictures for the Los Angeles Times Travel Blog. Ive rarely seen my work come up as file but it was just a cool reminder of how far photography can travel and how far i travel for photography:
Vendors sell spices, fruit, flowers and more every Sunday at the
farmers market across the street from the Capitolio Nacional in Havana.
Credit: Lianne Milton / For The Times
[Photo: Cubans and tourists flock to a market in Havana. Credit: Lianne Milton / For The Times]
An assignment from the SF Chron had me going out to Pleasant Hill for feature story on Casper's which celebrated its 75th anniversary. While the shoot actually happened during the reporter's interview, it was a little tricky trying to get images of the key family members of the restaurant. So i caught this little downtime of the "Casper girls."