Society of Professional Journalists award

This news is coming a little late, but I guess late is better than never. Earlier this summer, I won a Society of Professional Journalists award for a Salt Lake magazine piece I did last year. I took home the second place prize in the Best Magazine Writing category for my story documenting Chinese diaspora…Read more Society of Professional Journalists award

Chinese Americana: Prologue

If you asked me what I was working on last year, chances are I talked about how I was driving to small Utah towns searching for Chinese restaurants. I spent hundreds of miles on the road and the project took me months to complete. I didn't really know what I would find or how I…Read more Chinese Americana: Prologue

Leftovers | Handle

A couple of months ago, I posted a photo of an interior shot of Handle in Park City, Utah, which was featured in Utah Style & Design. But I think some of the food pics and portraits that I shot turned out pretty well, too. The featured photo — a fried cauliflower dish made to evoke…Read more Leftovers | Handle

The Pago & Finca sessions

I met Scott Evans for coffee one day last winter and it turned into an impromptu interview. We were talking about my upcoming projects and when told I was going to write a story about Salt Lake dining, I realized that he would definitely need to be included. Evans currently runs two successful restaurants with completely different concepts and he has more…Read more The Pago & Finca sessions

The Copper Onion photo sessions

As I mentioned in my previous post, I worked on a story where I tried to trace the people and restaurants that are responsible for shaping the Salt Lake City dining scene the way it is today. No such story would be complete without Ryan Lowder and The Copper Onion. Lowder spent a stint at the…Read more The Copper Onion photo sessions

Forage photo session

Back in December, I talked to an editor at LA Times about putting together a feature on the dining scene in Salt Lake City. She gave me the go ahead but specified that I had to work on spec (i.e., do it without a guarantee of being published). Fair enough, I thought. I conducted half…Read more Forage photo session

Courtesan au chocolate from The Grand Budapest Hotel

In conjunction with the release of Wes Anderson's new film "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Salt Lake City bakery Les Madeleines was commissioned to create the movie's signature pastry, the Courtesan au chocolat. It's a puff pastry tower filled with chocolate and pistachio cream. I got to shoot some photos for the promo.