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Mermaid, Octopus, and KING 5 TV

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The theme for our studio shoot with KING 5 TV for Monday’s Evening Magazine segment about us was “Mermaid and Octopus.” In order to make the shoot go faster, Tiberio pre-sliced over 3000 pieces of grapes, daikon, cucumber, melon, plums, … Continue reading

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Chakra Goddess

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We recently did a custom La Figa studio shoot with Joy, a.k.a. the Tantra Chick (you can read about her experiences meeting us on her blog). We combined her tantra practice with Tiberio’s art by highlighting her chakras with ingredients. … Continue reading

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Birthday Present Shoot!

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Reyshard – one of our favorite models ever – wanted to give a very special present to his mother for her birthday. So he did what any good son would do – he arranged a custom La Figa photo shoot … Continue reading

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La Figa and The X Factor: Reyshard Elsemaj

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Everybody who has seen our book La Figa: Visions of Food and Form or been to one of our live events is no doubt familiar with our signature coffee image, featuring a beautifully androgynous male model. What you probably do … Continue reading

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Behind-the-Scenes: Mushroom

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Here is a nice short behind-the-scenes video by Dan McComb telling the story of our recent mushroom shoot… And some behind-the-scenes photos of our behind-the-scenes video…

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La Figa: Behind the Scenes

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Work on the La Figa: Visions of Food and Form project is continuing – we should have some news to report on publication of the book some time this spring. Meanwhile, Tiberio and I continue to shoot. We recently did … Continue reading

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La Figa SHINES

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As mentioned in my recent post Painted Backdrops, we were recently in the studio/gallery of painter Jose Luis Rodriguez Guerra, so Tiberio could be filmed in action creating a couple La Figa pieces for an upcoming movie. The title of … Continue reading

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Painted Backdrops

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Use of painted backdrops is quite standard in photography. I generally find them to be ok at best, and horrifically cheesy at worst. But it is not every day you get to use absolutely gorgeous painted backdrops that are each … Continue reading

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La Figa Behind the Scenes: Septuagenarian Citrus

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Tiberio and I did a wonderful shoot last weekend with a model in her seventies. The concept was to create a citrus triptych – one good shot each of lemon, lime, and orange. Here are a few outtakes… I can’t … Continue reading

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La Figa Behind the Scenes: Radishes, Melon, and Black Velvet

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Tiberio and I did another La Figa shoot last weekend, this time with a much curvier model than we have shot to date, and the results were phenomenal. After a series of very high key shoots with the white seamless … Continue reading

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La Figa: Visions of Food and Form is a book featuring a spectacular collection of sensual photography – models wearing nothing but the edible creations of James Beard award-winning chef Tiberio Simone. Using the human body as his canvas, and natural fresh ingredients as his paint, Simone’s elegant and tasteful nude images are the culmination of a five year collaboration with photographer Matt Freedman.

$39.95, 192 pages, Hardcover
• 160+ images
• 20 Recipes
• 40 Essays about food, love, and life

Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winner: 2012 Coffee Table / Photography Book of the year.