A portrait — or two — of artist Melanie Martinez


Melanie Martinez performs at JBTV Music Television on February 1

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Melanie Martinez, singer, songwriter and photographer. She performed at JBTV to an intimate crowd.

Our portrait session was particularly fun for me as it didn’t feel rushed as it sometimes does. We had a chance to connect while small talking about photography and her growing number of tattoos (which you can see more of if you link to the site above).

Watching her performance and meeting her for a brief few minutes certainly solidified the idea in my mind that this young woman is an artist. I took a look at her photography on Flickr and on Facebook, and it’s definitely not a mystery who talented she is.

If you get a chance, check her work. It’s great.

Melanie Martinez performs at JBTV Music Television on February 1

Melanie Martinez performs at JBTV Music Television on February 1

Melanie Martinez performs at JBTV Music Television on February 1

Melanie Martinez performs at JBTV Music Television on February 1

Melanie Martinez performs at JBTV Music Television on February 1

Melanie Martinez performs at JBTV Music Television on February 1

Where’s the menswear … January 2015 edition … no manikins were harmed in the shooting of this photography


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One of the things we photograph is a trade show geared toward the mens fashion industry.

There’s a portion of the hire that asks me to walk around and grab a cross section of product shots on the fly to show the breadth of color, textures, styles and fabrics.

This is probably one of my favorite parts of the day when i can drop my ISO to 50 or 100 and concentrate on details.

Enjoy.
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Fifty seven great cooking tips … Well, this is Café Witteveen after all.


Do yourselves a favor and read this Epicurious list of 57 cooking tips. Two examples below:

6. TOSS MOST OF YOUR SPICES—ESPECIALLY THAT GROUND CUMIN.

Ground spices die quickly. So give them a whiff—if they don’t smell like anything, they won’t taste like anything. And if they don’t taste like anything, you’re cooking with a flavorless, brown powder.

8. REPLACE YOUR NON-STICK SKILLET.

Do your scrambled eggs slide off the pan if you don’t use oil or butter? They should. Might be time for an upgrade.