I still remember the first time I drove through California’s Central Valley; my mouth watered at the site of all the citrus groves and fruit trees. I was enamored, and immediately curious. I spent most of the 10 years that followed encouraging friends, neighbors and complete strangers to embrace what was all around – fresh, immensely flavorful produce.
The more I work in and with food, the more I’m drawn to the raw ingredient, and to the intersection of the food that’s grown and the hands that help bring it to others’ plates. Outlined here are several samples of assignments (either commissioned or self-assigned) that highlight this passion.
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P-R Farms / Almond Harvest
The Ricchiuti family has been growing produce in the Central Valley since 1914, and has a reputation for premium quality stone fruit, apples, citrus, grapes, olives and almonds – the latter spanning several thousand acres. The farm commissioned me to document the 2014 almond harvest, and to create images that celebrate the family’s legacy.