San Francisco {Food + Lifestyle Photography} Spec Piece for publication.

The following imagery was taken during a trip to San Francisco Ca. with my partner Ashley.
They are meant both as a personal record of our trip and also as a way that I am putting it out there that I would like to travel for a food/lifestyle publication [travel + leisure, saveur, garden & gun, bon appetit, etc.].

One way I learn is to put myself in anothers shoes, it helps get a different perspective and allows me an opportunity to experience something different.  Though I was not contracted explicitly for a publication, I intended this trip to be a practice run.

Thankfully as I took photographs, enjoyed the city with my family and friends, and savored the sights and edibles…oh how we ate, HOLY SHIZA the food in Northern California is OUTSTANDING.  As a self proclaimed foodie, I love LOVE LOVE spending time in different places of gastronomy.  A double blessing is that Ash does as well!  So talk about great times!

Places dined:
Left Bank
Heirloom Cafe
Bar Agricole
The Clift Hotel
Slanted Door
Blue Bottle Coffee [if you drink coffee you should check this out…seriously check it out, AMAZING COFFEE!]
One that really sucked and made me feel sick….cant win ‘em all LOL
Ferry Building Farmers Market
The Outerlands [may be one of the best places I have ever had breakfast]

We went to the de Young and saw a Balenciaga Retrospective…it still blows my mind to think how fantastic Balenciaga’s work was.  Mirroring the art, political and social contexts of his day, his work balanced personal style and homage to peers.  Also at the SFMOMA an exhibit based on the idea of voyeurism as seen through the photographers lens blew me away.  Tip for the MOMA, on the top floor is a Blue Bottle Coffee outpost where you can order an affogato.  What you say is an affogato????!!!! It is none other in this case than Humphrey Slocumbe Secret Breakfast Ice Cream and a shot of Espresso….word on the street is that the secret is bourbon corn flakes, all I know is it was RIDICULOUS!!!!

Anywho, the photographs….