Friday, April 26, 2013

Praha Bound

Sketch by GĂ©rard Michel

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Being Fed

I live with a real lover of cuisine. My dear friend Kelley wants to open up a restaurant one day, can easily converse about flavor combinations, and will stand in Central Market for an hour just to have an enlightening conversation about Old World versus New World wine, despite the fact that popsicles may be melting in the grocery cart.

I pretend to know about food. I give myself a lot of credit because I watched seven seasons of Top Chef. But really, I'm the food virgin. There's a whole list I could tick off consisting of foods I have never ventured to try. Heck, I'm well into college and I just tried lamb, mussels, oysters, calamari, sea bass, and pork belly this year. Okay, these are all pretty bourgeois-y, but tomatoes are also relatively new, as well as, grapefruit, and brussel sprouts. Still, I can pretend like I have an impressive palette, right?

For awhile now, I've had a desire to start a food blog. Probably for about 2 years. I like photographing food. I like eating food. I like the experience of dining, and trying new places....though not necessarily new foods. Over these two years, I have managed to convince people to join the food blog project, but alas, it never quite gets off the ground. The blog is made, but no posts. There is a name, and the rough sketch of a concept, but no content. So...I've lost my enthusiastic initial volunteers.

Kelley and I have been throwing around the food blog idea casually all year long. Then we became SWAMPED with all things school and Plan II and Young Life, etc. But finally, over a dinner at Uchiko during Austin Restaurant Week and then a later dinner at a Austin food trailer, Three Little Pigs, I think we may be looking at a real future food blog.

Three Little Pigs

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Cheese Grits With House Cured Bacon and Fried Egg
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Fried Venison Sausage and Brussels Sprout with Jasmine Rice
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Central Market

And then we went to Central Market because we can. And because we love it.
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So while this post doesn't provide you with any critique of our visit to the food trailer, I hope the photos serve as an enticing teaser of what's to come. Food food food :) We will probably kick off in July or August, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Last Thursday, April 14th, apparel design seniors within UT's College of Natural Sciences presented a year's worth of work and designs at the UT Fashion Show - Transcend. Twenty-three seniors each displayed a 3 piece collection, an athletic wear piece, and then either a evening gown or wedding dress.

University Fashion Group asked me to take photos throughout the evening. First I photographed the "Immersed Cotton Room," an exhibition room featuring shirts and jeans made entirely out of cotton. Then, I joined several other photographers to rapidly snap runway photos. For more information about the Transcend Fashion Show, read this Daily Texan Article.

Cotton Room

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Athletic Wear

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Evening Gowns

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Wedding Dresses

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