Pasta,Cheese,Prosciutto,Love..Roman Style

So my journey begins in Rome…not in Pennsylvania…but Italy. Hot and crowded in summer, like really really crowded, it’s rich in monuments, fountains, antiquities and of course, The Vatican. Of course we all know that so put the trip on your bucket list, go in fall.

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For me, it’s also about food since that’s what I do as Miami Food Photography.

 

 

 

 

Salumi, cold cuts to us, and cheese with a great non-alcoholic drink called Grodini, that tastes like Compari and oranges, very refreshing and habit forming. It’s perfect by day but it’s what’s up at night that makes Rome even more interesting.

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Wonderful sidewalk cafes serve their specialties. Look down the smallest side streets and find them. This one had fresh made pasta and gelato.

 

 

 

 

 

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Who knows..eat enough pasta, soak in the night air, bask in the night light and buona fortuna!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sudado de Pollo..( you don’t want to know what this means)

Here’s a Colombian recipe we tried that proves to be a whole lot better than its name translates to, take my word along with a cold glass of white or rose wine and a good loaf of crispy bread. It also gets better the next day…

Recipe:
5 yellow potatoes (peeled and cut in half)      miamifoodphotography_IMG_7875
1 package of frozen yuca
8 pieces of boneless/skinless chicken thighs
1 package of corn on a cob (cut corn in half)
1 red pepper
2 tomatoes
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
2 cups of water
1/2 tsp of ground cumin
1 small sweet onion
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp live oil
Goya sazon with achiote
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the chicken in 1 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.  Set aside when done.
Saute chopped red pepper and onion.  Once the onion is translucent, add the chopped garlic and sauté for another 5 minutes at low heat.
Add 2 cup of water.  When boiling, add yuca, corn, and potatoes.
Add Goya sazon and cumin.
Add browned chicken and cook for another 15 minutes so all the flavors can blend together.

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Phoneography..a new world of art..part one..

Anyone aware of the history of photography doesn’t have to be told how far we have come. From the “Camera Obscura to film and now digital, it has provided a steady growth of expression with newer techniques and tools pregress. For those who pursue its medium a new forms of art or looks emerge  with every advance .

Across its brief 150 years apprx, it has struggled in its acceptance as art, coming into its own buyer’s scene within the last 20 years or so. It became the realm of masters who were capable of handling the equipment along with its technical procedures and could successfully express and produce fine photographic art. For the most part, it took years of experience.The struggle of films,chemistry,and technique kept the masses at a great distance. Enter digital and with it a  new door opened allowing new artists who might not have be here had media remained the same. What did remain for a long time however, was the tool.

A new tool is born..the Cell Phone: Tool for the masses..

Unobtrusive, at hand,capable of not only processing an image and tweaking its look, but immediately publishing it from within and on the spot, it gives birth to a whole new world of potential artists, some of which have probably never been photographers before. Every person I know has at some point shown me his “Pocket Images” some good, some bad, all fun but mostly random . In their hands, an instant photographer;  In others… an artist’s expression, and these are some of what can be done through their eyes and experience taking this new tool to higher level :

In my recent trip to New York, as usual I took my camera bag packed with lenses. Not as usual, they remained that way..packed.

I had a whole new world, an entire studio right in my pocket. Camera,darkroom,publishing house,file folders, mini computer and not to forget “can also make a phone call.”

Things looked different to me and once again, I felt like I did when I was in the darkroom…thrilled to see them appear.

The other plus side was that my actions drew no one’s suspicion nor questions as to what and why I was doing what I was doing.  These are some of my Iphoneography series… This one to the right is “While having a Beer”