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It was a love of photography that inspired Heath Robbins to leave his job as an agency executive and travel the world with a camera in hand. More than twenty years later, it is his love for food, people, and making pictures, that continues to fuel his commercial photography career with focus and passion. For every client and for every shoot, Heath sets out to capture moments, tastes, and emotions that pull people out of their everyday, and straight into the moments that he creates.

 

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Fresh & Honest Cookbook Day 2

We had a second day of shooting food at Henrietta's Table with Chef Peter Davis. It was a beautiful day and we even shot some of the images outside. Once again I was hungry by the second shot...

I must acknowledge my friend and stylist Catrine Kelty who has been providing all the props for this cookbook and helping with the food styling as well. Without her we could never accomplish the number of images in a day that we have done so far.

Not to be undone by the last lunch he served me, Chef made me the most amazing grilled ham and cheese sandwich. It's the kind of food that makes you drool just looking at it, let alone smelling it. Layer upon layer of ham and melted cheese on some of the best tasting bread you can imagine and once you've taken a bite it's hard to put the damn thing down to even take a breath. It was a very quiet, very short lunch....

Spring sports

Spring is here and it's that time again to be running my kids around to their various sports. Saturdays are baseball and Sundays are soccer.

It's really great to watch my son Spencer as each year he gets more and more into it. I love this first series as he takes off from the base. He is really fast. As his coach puts it "I can't wait till they can steal bases cause Spencer has got some wheels". (read- proud Dad here)

Then it was off to soccer where he was equally enthusiastic and Isabella was just out to socialize and have fun. I love the intensity of these 5 year olds, particularly my neighbor's son Jack at the end here - better not get in his way!



Fresh & Honest Cookbook

I'll be blogging a lot about this book!

I am working on a cookbook with Chef Peter Davis of Henrietta's Table Restaurant in Cambridge MA. He is an amazing Chef and really great guy and it is fantastic working with him. This was the first of three scheduled food shoots and three location shoots for his new cookbook "Fresh & Honest Food". Aside from the fact that his food is absolutely phenomenal we got some amazing pictures. We have only just begun the project and I already can't wait for my own copy of this book.

I also have to say that while tasting all this food I had the best piece of bacon I have ever had in my entire life. No kidding, hands down the absolute best bacon I have ever tasted. Which in turn led to the best BLT I have ever had... in my life and I 've had a lot of BLT's. No joking if you are a BLT lover and live in MA get yourself to Henrietta's Table, ask for Chef Peter Davis, tell him I sent you and order the BLT. I promise you will agree with me after the very first bite.

Enjoy the photos, then if you're not going to Henrietta's - go out, invite some people over and cook something! There is nothing like enjoying good food with family and friends!

Boston Marathon

This year as my wife Lisa turned 40, she decided to run the Boston Marathon. Sounds like a simple thing but given she hadn't run since High School it was a big deal. It was an incredible experience for both of us. For her obviously because of the accomplishment and for me in witnessing the perseverance and determination it took to complete that race. She even had to have her knee wrapped at mile 17 in order to keep running but as she so eloquently put it when I saw her at mile 14 "I'm crossing that finish line no matter what it takes". I'm really proud of her. Here's a glimpse of the race from our vantage points and Lisa at mile 10, mile 14 and again at the finish.

ChildHelp

I just finished a pro bono shoot for ChildHelp ( http://www.childhelp.org/) with my good friend and client Earl Keister. Earl runs an agency in Knoxville called the Apollo Creative Group and he does spectacular work. We've worked on everything from Nabisco and Sothebys to Toyota and this.

Earl designed both an invitation and a poster for an event called Oysterfest which brings in money for ChildHelp. If you're in Knoxville or the area be sure to head over there! We always have a tremendous amount of fun but this one had me doubled over while shooting the poster. Many, many thanks to my friends who helped out as models Dan (my assistant) Jenna (my marketing genius), Jeff Fournier (the spectacular chef of 51 Lincoln), Dan Pastore (my good friend and neighbor) and of course my wife! Also to Catrine Kelty for styling of the oyster invitations.

The following is the front, back and inside of the invite followed by the poster. Let me know if you can think of some other ways to eat an oyster. Maybe we'll shoot them next time.