I've got new work out this week on the news stands for Edible SLO magazine. This was a feature on florists on the Central Coast who are involved in the "field to vase" movement. Each of the ladies in the article create beautiful floral arrangements and they strive to source their flowers and botanicals locally. You can pick up a copy of Edible SLO magazine now, or check out the digital version at EdibleSLO.com. The writer of the article, Kendra Aronson also has a great blog about the field to vase movement that you can see here.
I had the good fortune to be in Paso Robles on assignment when Domenique contacted me wanting to do a shoot. Domenique and I had previously worked together to shoot an athletic/sportswear inspired shoot in Paso Robles and she is a rock star, so of course we made it happen. We tried out a couple of different concepts and played around with wardrobe and scenery. The light was spectacular, and Domenique's skin was luminescent. Here's some of my favorites from that day.
I photographed production designer/artist/comedian/actress Stephanie Barkley in her home in Los Angeles in early June. She is a lady that wears many hats, and it was a blast to photograph her for her various projects.
If you follow her on Vine or You Tube, you know that she is very funny with dozens of characters in her back pocket to pull from. Her puppets were my favorite! Check Stephanie out on one of the many platforms she rocks...
I had the opportunity to shoot portraits of Sunni Mullinax, the newly elected President of the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce to go along with a press release announcement of her appointment. She is fantastic, and I know she'll be a great ambassador to the Paso Robles community!
Although I've moved away from the Central Coast I just can't seem to stay away. I love shooting for Edible SLO magazine because I always get to photograph an interesting, eclectic group of people. This issue I shot four women who are making waves in the farming community as well as their "Neighborhood Dirt" section which is a spread of images that features a local person with a cool living space.
This issue one of my images of Bonnie Sayers was on the cover. Pretty cool! We shot at her house in her spectacular backyard that was turned into a garden wonderland. She is an avid seed saver, focused on heirloom corn seeds. I once had a very large selection of heirloom tomato seeds and I understand how important it is that people continue to not only grow heirloom seeds, but to preserve them from extinction.
You can read more about Bonnie and all of the ladies featured in the article by picking up an issue of Edible SLO, available at foodie locations and wineries throughout SLO County or on the website www.edibleslo.com.
I shot a mini-project while I was living briefly in Buenos Aires, Argentina featuring ex-pat couples (like me and my boyfriend) who were also living abroad in South America. I shot Sonia and Adam and Gustavo and Sophie who were from Spain, the US, and New Zealand. Like us they were enjoying the cheap pesos, good wine, and beauty that Buenos Aires had to offer. All of these images and more are available for licensing at Stocksy United.
You can view my entire Stocksy catalogue here http://www.stocksy.com/JaymeBurrows
Back in October I had the opportunity to photograph three chefs from some of my favorite restaurants in San Luis Obispo County for Edible SLO magazine. The magazine came out in January and is on news stands now. Each of the chefs are committed to sourcing local, seasonal, sustainable products and are really at the forefront of the farm-to-table dining movement. I have eaten at each of the restaurants featured in this issue and I can safely say that if you're on the Central Coast and looking for a spectacular meal you will find one anywhere these chefs are cooking.
A few months back I did a shoot for the new publication, Edible SLO. It is on news stands now; the Summer 2013 edition. The Edible Communities publications are fantastic local resources, and Edible SLO is off to a great start with cool articles and beautiful layouts. As a photographer it is such a pleasure to work for them because they utilize photography in a prominent way with lots of images and full bleed spreads. Look how adorable the cover is!
I shot a profile piece on Chaparral Gardens in Atascadero. The owners Cari and Craig Clark were very sweet and were kind enough to show me around the garden and let me try all of their products. The Clarks make artisanal vinegars from the produce they grow in their garden. I have been enjoying the Tuscan balsamic ever since my visit. Thanks to the Clarks for being so generous (I saw them at the farmer's market and they loaded me up with produce!) and the editor of Edible SLO, Karrie Crane for choosing me to shoot for this issue.
Model Christina Diaz is not only lovely, but the California surfer girl is also quite the academic. An aerospace engineering student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, she clearly has a bright future ahead of her. We shot at Margo Dodd Tide Pools in Shell Beach, California on a beautiful summer afternoon. Rebecca Means was a fantastic assistant and the day was lots of fun. Chosing to shoot at high tide left all parties soaked as we waded thigh-high through the water, trying to keep the gear dry. Note to self: check the tide schedule before booking a beach shoot!
During a shoot for Def Jam artist J-12, Lauren and I snuck off and did a couple of really quick test shots before we wrapped up. More images from the shoot to follow later. Thanks Lauren!
Singer, song-writer, musician, Matt Zeltzer was photographed in Pismo Beach, California.
Zeltzer is a fantastic bluesy, rock and roll musician who has just released his second album Desert Tortoise. You can check out some of his music by clicking here. Sit back, grab a glass of bourbon, and enjoy.