Multi Cultural

Ixnay on Tokenism

Delighted to be interviewed for an article on Diversity in imagery for The Picture Professional by Brooke Hodess! You can see the whole piece here:

http://issuu.com/asppnational/docs/tpp-2015.3

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Picturing Food

NEAT loves Zocalo Public Square. We joined our friends last week for an accompanying lecture at the Getty in conjunction with the In Focus: Tasteful Pictures. What a treat to see Evan Kleiman, Maite Gomez-Rejón, Charlie Grosso and Darra Goldstein on a panel together talking with a rapt audience about our obsession with Food Photography.  Is this why we are thinking dinner parties lately?

(c)Zocalo Public Square. NEAT is joined by Peter Bohler, Kim Phipps and Simon Herbert.

Shifting the thinking

(c) Eric Raptosh

Waste and lack of consistent recycling policies on shoots has long been an irritant.

Those little plastic bottles are just so wrong, as are the plastic utensils, paper coffee cups, styro-foam food containers. We suggested to the crew that we try to eliminate as much waste as possible. So on the next shoot (with a theme of Eco-Living, curiously enough…) we invited both cast and crew to bring their own water bottles and coffee cups. We brought cutlery, plates, cups and linen napkins, along with cotton towels for cleaning rather than paper towels. At the end of a 10-hour day, with a crew of 20, we were surprised and gratified to see that we had not even filled one trash or recycling bag.And that was just the small victories behind the scenes; the images are just stunning, great prop, set and wardrobe styling and gorgeous models. One of the best days ever!