Author Archives: Jerry

About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.

Interview with a food stylist – Denise Vivaldo

Denise Vivaldo is one of those food stylist that is well known in the food photography community. Based in California, Denise’s team is called upon to style all over the world. Denise is the author of The Food Stylist’s Handbook as well … Continue reading

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Interview with a food stylist – Ronnie Charlton

I met Ronnie Charlton at a food photography workshop with Lou Manna. Ronnie was a restauranteur and food stylist and was learning more about the photography end of food photography. Ronnie sold the restaurant and moved to Oklahoma in 2011 … Continue reading

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Interview with a food stylist – Michael Giletto

I am going to try a series of interviews with food stylists-some of which I have worked with and some that I have only communicated with on Facebook. They will be from various locations around the world. The questions are … Continue reading

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You can take the teacher out of the classroom but…

My photography interest started in High School. I took photography as my art class with Mr. Flicka. Little did I know how that inspiration would affect my life. In college, I became an assistant for a local wedding photography studio … Continue reading

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Being in the right place at the right thyme

A food stylist, Janine Kalesis asked me to do a demonstration of food photography at a charitable event for GiantsOfGenerosity.org. They sponsor a food and wine show with celebrity chefs and local restaurants and wineries. Janine was demonstrating food styling … Continue reading

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How Sweet It Is

It’s been a long and snowy winter and not much has been going on until recently. But, things are looking up and March has turned in to quite a busy month. If you’ve been following my posts, you know that … Continue reading

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Happy 2014

I just wanted to take this moment to wish everyone a happy new year. 

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Woo Hoo!

The first time I watched CreativeLive was when Neel of LearnFoodPhotography.com told us that Penny DeLosSantos was appearing on the show. I had no idea that this message would have a major influence on my life. CreativeLive presents 3 day courses … Continue reading

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Adoramapix

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I am a fan of the photo books at Adoramapix.com. Well, in preparation for PDN Photo Plus Expo 2013, Adoramapix asked if they can use my photo book as a sample … Continue reading

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Blue Apron

If you have been reading my posts, you may have gathered that I am not a chef, I am not a food stylist, I am a photographer. While I have dedicated my passion to food photography, I concentrate on the … Continue reading

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