08 / 2014

Portland, Oregon for Food & Wine Magazine

A few months ago I took on a super fun and ultra delicious assignment shooting the Portland Food scene for Food and Wine Magazine.

One of my favorite stops on the tour was Angel Face. Owner John Taboada whom also owns the neighboring restaurant Navarre was super gracious, and spent a good few hours walking us through the menu and giving us the low down on each dish, encouraging us to taste everything. Hard to pick a favorite bite or sip here, everything was top notch but if I had to pick one dish the Steak Tartare sticks in my mine the most.

Angel Face | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
The Meat Board at Angel Face

Angel Face | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
On the right, Steak Tartare

Angel Face | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography

Angel Face | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
on the left, Boudin Blanc

Angel Face | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
Owner of Angel Face, John Taboada

Angel Face | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
On the right, hand painted wall paper by local artist Michael Paulus

Davenport | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
The interior of Davenport

Davenport | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
crudo at Davenport

Another favorite moment form the trip was driving out toward wine country and meeting wine maker Maggie Harrison, of Antica terra Wish we could have more time to hang with her, as she was super bad ass, and I won’t have minded spending more time with her wine either.

Maggie Harrison | Antica Terra | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
Maggie Harrison

The next stop: Roman Candle Backing co.. I really enjoyed the decor her.. huge walls of white subway tile, with dark grout and warm woods.

Roman Candle | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography

Roman Candle | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography

Roman Candle | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography

Roman Candle | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography

Roman Candle | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
Roman Candle Baking co.

And then, for our sugar fix, there was Sugar Cube, a super cute little bakery in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. Pastry chef Kir, transitioned to this brick and mortar bakery shop in 2013 after huge success serving pastry and desserts from a food cart.

Sugar Cube | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography

Sugar Cube | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
on the right, Kir, pastry chef and owner of The Sugar Cube>

Sweedeedee | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
Sweedeedee

Ataula | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
sunday brunch shoot at Ataula, Left: Huevos al Plato, farm soft eggs, blood sausage, sanfaina, catalan beans, Right: Chef Jose Chesa

Ataula | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography
Nuestras Bravas

Ataula | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography

Ok, last stop on this marathon of food shooting… Boxer Ramen. I totally fell in love with this restaurant at first sight. With the walls covered murals and menus adorned with illustrations by Portland artist Trish Grantham plus hot bowls of noodles and extra EXTRA large cans of beer… there was a lot to love about this place.

Boxer Ramen | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography

Boxer Ramen | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography

Boxer Ramen | Food & Wine Magazine | Portland | Eva Kolenko Photography

Thanks to Food & Wine for having me on this one, and big shout out for all the restaurants included for accomodating our photo shoot on such short notice, it was much appreciated.

07 / 2014

AS OF LATE

May & June

My as of late post, comes in late…. again. Busy on the adventures that create the images that go into these posts!

A 16 Pizza shot for Fine Cooking Magazine | As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
images of Chef Rocky Maselli’s fried pizza at A16 came out in Fine Cooking Magazine

Behind the Scenes in Sac Town with Amber and Brian | As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
Amber and Brian hard at work on set with GMMB in Sacramento

Shooting Preeti Mistry for Weekend Almanac Magazine |   As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
got to meet and photograph Chef Preeti Mistry in her home garden and taste her yummy tomato chutney. Yum!

Shooting The Coachman for SF Magazine |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
photographed The Coachman for SF magazine … blood sausage, bone marrow, beef tartar, no complaints here

Beet wreath at The Coachman |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
beet wreath at The Coachman

Parker Meets Grizzly |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
Parkers first Zoo visit and face to face with a Grizzly

My Garden Radish Sprouts |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
my radishes are up!

 Garden Progress | As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
my baby garden

Shooting Recipe Cards with Stout SF |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
Lillian Kang styling a color wheel of nutrition for a series of recipe cards designed by Stout SF

Oh nuts |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog

The Crew | Behind the Scenes |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
post shoot beers with this stellar crew and Ryan of Stout SF

As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog

Oakland Food for SF mag | As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
photographed some of the best restaurants and food spots in Oakland for SF magazine.. always love a reason to visit my old hood… it tastes so god damn good

Auntie Tosh and PJ | As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
Auntie Tosh with PJ on a walkabout at the SF zoo

Water mellon Baby |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
PJ loving up some summer and her favorite food… watermelon

Behind the Scenes | Vegan Pantry Recipe book for Ten Speed Press |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
food stylist Lillian Kang going for a dip on set for new Ten Speed Press Book, art directed and designed by the fabulous Ashley Lima

Behind the Scenes | Vegan Pantry Recipe book for Ten Speed Press | As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
buckwheat pappardelle

Behind the Scenes | Vegan Pantry Recipe book for Ten Speed Press | As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
oh all the tough choices to be made when you prop stylist brings too much good stuff, thanks Glenn Jenkins! You always kill it.

Behind the Scenes | Vegan Pantry Recipe book for Ten Speed Press | As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
is there a better place to shoot a vegan pantry book… ? than an actual pantry? not when the light is this good!

My Promo Mailer | Anchor Tattoo |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
anchor on anchor, brian basking in the glory of his tattoo cameo in in my promo book

Parker in Portland | As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
bring your kid to work day? well.. maybe bring your kid after work to eat all the yummy pastry that was photographed all day

Shooting Maurice in Portland for Bon Appetit Magazine | As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
EK in Portland shooting Maurice for Bon Appetit magazine

Maurice French Pastry for Bon Appetit Magazine | As Of Late | May & June | Kolenko Photography Blog
Maurice for Bon Appetit magazine … issue is out next month!

Portland Flora | As Of Late | May & June | Kolenko Photography Blog
PDX flora

Portland Japanese Garden | As Of Late | May & June | Kolenko Photography Blog
while in town shooting for Bon Appetit, I had to check out the Portland Japanese garden .. so stunning. I want my backyard to look just like it

Portland Japanese Garden | As Of Late | May & June | Kolenko Photography Blog

Portland Japanese Garden | As Of Late | May & June | Kolenko Photography Blog

Eating my Garden Radishes |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
Ah!the first grab of radishes form my garden, finally tasting the fruit of all our labor and it’s so rewarding. I’m addicted. (to gardening and radishes straight form the earth)

Indian Springs |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
a little get-a-way to Indian Springs in celebration of my 32nd Bday

Indian Springs |  As Of Late | May & June 2014 | Kolenko Photography Blog
It has been the most amazing year of my life (no exaggeration).. really enjoyed kicking back, soaking up all the minerals and taking a sec to really reflect on all that I have a accomplished thus far and all the goals I have achieved. A day to be thankful.

07 / 2014

Kolenko Promo Book 2014

Months and months in the making, my biggest promo mailer to date!

Kolenko Photography Promo Book

You may have caught wind of this project from my instagrams, or perhaps you have even received one of these bad boys in the mail, but I’ve been so thrilled with the results of months of hard work… or even more accurately, years of hard work that have gone into the making of this promo piece, that I’m stoked to finally be sharing this on my blog. To help with the design on this project I teamed up with the ever so talented Emma Robertson, whom has also become a close friend in the last year or so. I can’t thank her enough for all the thoughtfulness behind her design, and also all the creative ideas she brought to the table. Emma you rock!

The Book ended up being 38 pages, perfect bound, featuring a cross section of all my latest lifestyle and food photography. Included is my favorite family recipe (a pasta dish photographed specifically for this book) with perforated recipe card, and poster-insert that showcases a ton of behind the scenes moments, travels and adventures. Savvy Print Solutions handled all of the printing on this piece, and I have to say they were a total dream to work with and the print quality is beautiful. I’m hoping that I can make these fun print projects more of a regular occurrence in large part thanks to how fun and easy it was working with Shelley at Savvy.

Kolenko Photography Promo Book

Kolenko Photography Promo Book - Poster

Of course, I wish I had one of these for everyone to give away but unfortunately my leftover supply of these is running low. Thankfully I do have a few left, and I’m eager to share them with any creatives who think my work is a good fit for their clients and the type of projects they produce. If that sounds like you and you and are dying to have a Kolenko Promo 2014 hit me up!

05 / 2014

Grilling Guide for Fine Cooking

Meat! Sometime it amazes me that I was vegetarian for 10 years.. i love the stuff so much. A few months back I shot this A-Z grilling guide with Chef Parke Ulrich for Fine Cooking magazine and it’s out now in their June issue. Of course our shot day fell on one of the 3 rainy days we had last season… just our luck. Fortunately it didn’t seem to hold us back much, and the grill was fired up on the lawn right outside Parke’s restaurant Waterbar which over looks the bay. Literally just minutes before the down poor started we switched to our make sift studio set, under the eves and no steaks were lost during this production. In fact our luck only seemed to improve.. the perfect medium rare slabs of delicious meat where all cooked, and photographed just in time for us to devour them for lunch!

Grilling Guide | Fine Cooking Magazine | Eva Kolenko Photography

Grilling Guide | Fine Cooking Magazine | Eva Kolenko Photography

Grilling Guide | Fine Cooking Magazine | Eva Kolenko Photography

Grilling Guide | Fine Cooking Magazine | Eva Kolenko Photography

Grilling Guide | Fine Cooking Magazine | Eva Kolenko Photography

Grilling Guide | Fine Cooking Magazine | Eva Kolenko Photography

Big thanks to Glenn Jenkins for all the lovely props and Merilee Bordin for help food styling. Love this series!

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(not so) patiently waiting to eat these suckers.. slathered in miso butter

Behind The Scenes | Fine cooking | #theregoesamber | Eva Kolenko Photography Blog | via @evakolenko instagram
such an iconic view for our background #theregoseamber wrapping up the day