Friday, December 27, 2013

and it just started snowing

© Joselito Briones
maybe they were just happy that the shoot was over, but they all seemed in their most relaxed in this last photo i took of them, taken at the front stoop of the building where i live.  i've finally processed and submitted all the images from the series, all for stocksy , including the ones taken in their apartment.

was supposed to do another shoot yesterday, but model said he slipped and injured himself, so i guess that'll have to wait until next week.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

stock imitating life imitating stock

© Joselito Briones

© Joselito Briones
on top is a photo from a recent shoot in the east village in new york for stocksy, inspired by the photo below it, taken spring of 2009 in the peak district in the uk (taken to look like a stock photo) with friends, in a really, really old cottage we rented for the weekend.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

blue potato and chinese sausage getting sauteed in olive oil and thyme before joining chickpeas and leek soup

© Joselito Briones
we thought the blue potatoes were really pretty (we bought it at the jesus market), and we've had these chinese sausages in the fridge for a long time already, so i thought i'd spruce up left-over chickpeas and leek soup with these. no idea how it comes out, still on the stove, sure is pretty tho against the pale green and yellow of soup.

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portioned, marzipanned, decorated, and wrapped the christmas cake.

© Joselito Briones
so we decided to share one of our home-made fruitcakes with our neighbors (we still have one soaking in brandy).  charles made marzipan from scratch (very good).

we went to the east village to get a present for one of our neighbors' new baby, then to broadway panhandler and got those green and red bits for cake decoration (above photo). we weren't gonna get anything from there - one of those things where "oh it's just there, let's see what they have" and of course we walked out with the cake decorations, a spatula, and an all-clad roasting pan.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

early christmas present from the sims

© Joselito Briones
© Joselito Briones

we were just about to have our coq-au-vin (photo above, burning in brandy flames before going in the oven), after a recipe from the two fat ladies, when the sim family (our neighbors from upstairs) came over and gave us early christmas gifts - japanese desserts.  shown on top is white chocolate mochi covered in green tea powder

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Friday, December 13, 2013

eating mini christmas cake at 2:30am

© Joselito Briones

whoever said that patience is a virtue obviously doesn't know the smell of baking christmas cake.  this is fresh from the oven, and is supposed to be drip-drowned in brandy for days before consumption, but i'm eating it now.  the large, proper-sized version is still in the oven (charles and i started baking late at 10pm), hopefully that one will last until christmas.

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