"Fuck off Shaun I am taking a picture."
Hopefully he can sell that image to buy a new tripod and shoes and possibly new feet…
Art is the Weapon
I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST CRAYONS BUT THEN IT WASN’T
How I Shoot: Capturing Cocktails with @danielkrieger
For each How I Shoot, we ask an Instagrammer to tell us about the process behind their photos and videos. For more of Daniel’s pictures of food and drink, follow @danielkrieger on Instagram.
For Daniel Krieger (@danielkrieger), a photographer in New York City, the recipe for an enticing cocktail photo includes “beautiful composition, atmosphere and the best possible light.”
Though he also regularly documents dishes at restaurants such as Estela (@estelanyc) and Maison Premiere (@maisonpremiere), Daniel said that cocktails have something special going for them that most dishes don’t: their ability to transmit light. Captured correctly, “that glass just pops and creates an instant focus for the viewer.”
Here are Daniel’s tips for capturing the perfect cocktail photo:
"A 45-degree angle is nice because it shows the different layers of the drink and glass. And try backing up a bit. When you fill the entire frame with a dish of food or, in this case, a cocktail, the frame feels cramped and the iPhone camera doesn’t do as well. Put the drink against a wall, using some of the wall in your frame to create a nice composition. Watch your peripherals. If there’s a crumpled cocktail napkin behind your drink, move it out of the frame. If some guy is in the background of your frame maybe move a little bit to get him out of it. If he keeps following you around maybe go to another bar!"
"Either use a cool glass—a coupe is a sexy choice—or a spirit with a rich, beautiful color. As with any type of mobile photography, natural light is a large chunk of the pie chart that makes up a good photograph. I will often use direct sunlight late in the day.”
"Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence."
Abandoned: Mark Twain Branch Detroit Public Library by Brandon P. Davis
This makes my heart hurt.
White Chocolate & Pistachio Mustache Biscuits (makes 30)
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Using an electric mixer, beat egg, butter and sugar in a bowl until thick and pale. Sift flours over wet mixture. Add pistachio and chocolate. Mix until well combined.
Place dough on floured board. Put baking paper on top of dough and then flatten to 1/4 inch thickness with the rolling pin. Roll dough in two batches to keep mixture moist. Press your cutter down completely and wiggle around a bit before lifting it up and placing biscuit on baking tray.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, swapping trays after 8 minutes, or until biscuits are light golden. Stand for 5 minutes on trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Then devour whole tray in one sitting. Mustache cutters from Fred.
American photorealist and photographer Chuck Close was invited by by Vanity Fair to photograph 20 of Hollywood’s brightest personalities, a star-studded roster that included Julia Roberts, Robert de Niro, Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Martin Scorsese to name a few, for the magazine’s 20th Hollywood issue. For this project, Close used a Polaroid 20×24 instant camera. Believe it or not, this particular camera model, which was manufactured by Polaroid in 1970, delivers instant prints 20 × 24 inches in size.
Dreaming of my demise again. Oh Moriarty, you’re so adorable. #cat #kitten #moriarty #sleeping