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Pittsburgh Food Photographer travels South

Ever since I really got into food photography last year, I have spent countless hours in front of the computer screen and Barnes & Nobles book store aisles, researching and admiring other food photographs. The money I have put into my magazine collection could have probably got me into retirement at this point. Nonetheless, what I have learned is that as nice as Pittsburgh’s food and restaurant scene has been lately, there are only so many head shots of the same chefs I can use in my portfolio.

So I decided, a little last minute for most people, to go on a road trip. Not just any road trip though, a food photography extravaganza road trip. And what better place to photograph and taste the best food in the industry is the one and only New Orleans, LA. Alright! So maybe I used this to my advantage to visit the infamous Bourbon Street to have some fun as well.

I decided to take the time and share with everyone some of my favorite southern culinary photographs from my trip. The first stop of the trip was Eat New Orleans, a quaint and airy restaurant right in the heart of the French Quarter.

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Next stop was Booty’s NOLA. The rustic industrial interior was a unique twist to the southern restaurant scene than I was anticipating, but the menu matched perfectly and I was not disappointed.

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The ending of my weekend southern food photography escapades in NOLA landed me at Cochon Restaurant, in the Central Business District. ImageImage

I hope no one is sick of looking at food photo’s yet, because my trip didn’t stop in New Orleans. I continued the road trip (with a few detours on the way) to Atlanta, GA.

Not that I am one to pick favorites, because I love all food equally, but the amount of things to photograph at my first stop in Atlanta was endless. I started bright and early the next morning at a bakery called Cakes & Ale. But the options of what to eat and drink doesn’t stop at just cake and ale, they served muffins, lemon bars, croissants, coffee,and that doesn’t include the lunch menu.

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All those delicious bakery items opened the sweet tooth black hole in my belly, so I couldn’t leave the Atlanta area until I got to stop at Sublime Donuts. This was my first time in Atlanta, so I had asked around from locals about places to visit. Not to often when the question of where to eat in a city does one get the answer to be a donut shop. I won’t question their opinions anymore.

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However, this is really only just a small preview of the photos I took while on my trip. Keep your eyes open for my website update. And if you don’t yet, follow me on instagram.

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