Chef Pascual Xg of Beebe’s in Long Island City has been making pizza for over 10 years. He talked passionately about pizza and it was super inspiring. He was nice enough to show me each step and explained his process. He has big plans for his future in pizza making and I wish him all the luck.
My behind-the-scenes project took me to Mama’s Too, a slice joint in the Upper West Side. I have eaten there once before and immediately felt in love with their square slices. The crust is crunchy and airy.
While my main goal for this project has always been to capture candid moments in the kitchen, another goal is to meet the people in the kitchen. Frank Tuttolomondo, owner of Mama’s Too, is super passionate about his craft. It was such a joy chatting with him about all things pizza.
Please check out some of the photos I took at Mama’s Too.
I’m starting a project within a project. So you know I’ve been doing my behind-the-scenes project, photographing at different restaurants, kitchens, bakeries, and etc. Well I decided to concentrate on a single subject for the next round, DOUGH! More specifically yeasty dough.
Back in February 2010, I started a blog featuring other food photographers. I was tired of reading the same old questions. Questions about cameras, f-stops, pixels, settings…etc. I wanted to read about the photographer’s thoughts and process. What a photographer was thinking about when she/he took an image. So I started Great Food Photos and immediately emailed all my favorite photographers. Though the blog has been its own thing for 9+ years, I decided to combine it with this blog and so here we are.
I’ve been pretty lucky for the past 9+ years. I was able to connect with many of my photography heroes and was surprised by how open they were with me.
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