Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshorn

On Tuesday evening, the Hirshorn invited me to a preview of the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibit. I’d been dying to see the Kusama’s art since I’d heard about it, couldn’t have been happier I got to check it out. Six Infinity Mirror rooms make up the exhibit, and you experience each one on your own (or with a friend) on a timed basis. It was completely immersive, and totally unlike anything I’d seen before. These photos do it absolutely no justice, and I’d urge you to pay a visit if you’re in DC. I will certainly be going back (the exhibit runs through May 14)!

“Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos.” – Yayoi Kusama

 

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Bindaas for Food & Wine

Happy New Year! I thought I’d kick off my year of more consistent blogging (fingers crossed) with a couple of outtakes from my shoot with Food & Wine featuring DC restaurant, Bindaas. Vikram Sunderam, of Rasika and Bindaas, is one of my favorite chefs in DC so needless to say, I was pretty excited about this one.

For this shoot, we focused more on the art and interior of the space but I couldn’t help but sneak in a couple of food shots too. Though this outpost of Bindaas is in Cleveland Park, a second downtown location is coming soon.

 

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A Visit to the U.S. Botanic Gardens

Just a short walk from the Capitol Building, the U.S. Botanic Gardens might be one of my new favorite (non-restaurant) spots in DC. Compared to the rest of the buildings and museums on the National Mall, it’s certainly not the most popular but for a Floridian missing greenery and palm trees in the wintertime, it’s the perfect place.

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I had a shoot with a friend a few days ago, and I had some extra time to snap a few shots in the gardens beforehand. I grew up gardening with my grandfather so I love plants in general, but The Tropics section of the conservatory was by far my favorite. Beautiful light, lots of amazing palms to take you away from the fact that it’s 30 degrees outside, and best of all, it’s WARM! Walk up the stairs to the mezzanine level for the best views.

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A Day at L’Academie de Cuisine

Earlier this year I spent the day at L’Academie de Cuisine, a professional culinary and pastry arts school just outside of D.C. in Maryland. The school needed new photos for their website, and invited me to spend the day at their campus shooting a few different culinary classes, pastry classes, and a cooking competition (similar to Chopped) that took place among their Phase 2 students. These students are in the advanced kitchen training portion of their education, and it was pretty incredible to watch them work their way around the kitchen.

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More photos are over at the L’Academie website!

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Glen’s Garden Market

Here are a few shots from a recent shoot with Glen’s Garden Market. If you live in DC and haven’t been, it’s worth checking out immediately. These photos were taken at their Dupont Circle location, but they’ve just opened a second one in Shaw which is a convenient 7 minutes from my apartment (!!!). The food is all fresh + local, beers at always $4, and the market stocks every amazing local food product imaginable.

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