It finally went public this week that Marjie is taking over for Logan Cox when he leaves Ripple in just a couple of weeks! We’ve all loved Marjie’s work at Chef Mike Isabella’s Graffiato, and I’m just so happy that Logan’s successor at a restaurant that prides itself on sourcing locally came from right here in DC.
We did a bunch of portraits of Marjie in her new digs yesterday… and just in time: Plate Magazine made a photo request before I had even gotten home from the shoot!
Welcome to the Ripple family, Miss Marjie!
… and wonderful adventures to my dear friends, Logan & Sara.
Was so happy to see my image that I took for Ripple‘s Grillled Cheese Bar up on CityEats‘ blog The Plate. If you haven’t swung by Cleveland Park for happy hour or a late night gourmet grilled cheese, you’re missing out!
If you grew up in the South, your mother inevitably had a subscription to Southern Living magazine and a collection of their annual cookbooks. For me, they were a symbol of home and all that was right with the world.
Last night, I did a quick shoot for Ripple to highlight some of the latest and greatest on their seasonal menu. Since the days have been so short lately, I’ve been searching for ways to create the lovely natural light that I prefer to shoot food with….inside at night. On Black Friday, Adoramahad amazing deals (as people are apt to do on Black Friday). I took advantage of the deep discounts and bought this product shooting pop-up booth that is marketed for selling stuff on eBay. For $20, I was willing to roll the dice and see if it would work well for food. And it did! It took some finagling (please note the to-go boxes as an improved way of boosting the lights higher), but I got the light where I wanted it. All that to say, my working hours are no longer at the whim of the seasons!
Check out the iPhone shot I snapped of the setup and then scroll down to see some of the final images:
Did a quick publicity shoot for Ripple yesterday…which are always my favorites. When you know a place inside and out, you get to do some cool experiments. Having shot there so frequently, I wanted to shake things up from the way I’ve been doing things. No time to get complacent! I generally shoot natural light, but decided that for these to go all flash. The main reason being that I wanted to create a nighttime scene in the middle of a glorious sunny day (70F in late November? woot!). I showed up early to futz around with everything, and then played with my new sweet Yellow Sky Actions in post. I’m thrilled with the results, gang.
Clearly… Wood Pigeon is where it is at! Rippleis featuring an amazing dish for a limited time only. Half of a Scottish Wood Pigeon served with a Chicken Juniper Ballantine. Check out the farm fresh turnips and red veined sorrel. Swoon.
Had fun trying to make bar manager and cocktail concocter, Josh Berner, laugh all afternoon. In truth, owner Roger Marmet had us all in stitches.
Mmmm…. my favorite wings EVER! Rippleand their amazing chef Logan Cox have rolled out Duck Wings Confit just in time for this amazing fall weather we’re having in DC. They got written up on www.tastingtable.comthis week featuring my photo. Check out the site or even better, head up to Cleveland Park for some tasting wings while they last!