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Archive for July, 2009

Dutch Veal Shank from Peter’s Farm


A quick post mainly with images of a classic braised Veal Shank, shipped all the way from Holland from Peter’s Farm to Hong Kong!

Remove shanks, roast vegetables and add shank and wine

Remove shanks, roast vegetables and add shank and wine

est Voila

est Voila

Oops forgot the sauce, here you go!

Oops forgot the sauce, here you go!


Busy like hell!


Its been almost no interesting posts from me here since 2 months, mostly due to i was starting up and gearing forwards for http://www.fnbimaging.com I just needed all my time to get everything ready, business registration, stationary, website, dividing of work, etc etc. But that finally done and everything launched, a few inquiries and a few jobs coming up now, I have found a few minutes to write something and show you some more images.

I am by no means a seasoned pro and have so also no illusions, I am doing this business part time for now and dont really expect to go full time anytime within the next few years, however its very nice to be able to do some pro projects and in some cases get some financial gestures for your hard work. Its a long way still but 5D & 70-200 mm 2.8 your gonna be mine one day and probably 75% funded by the IRD 🙂

A funny thing is the company I purchase (or try to purchase) my website template from is through its paypal not able to accept payment with my or my wife’s credit card, this is strange as its surely not the first time i buy something with paypal, but the people in question prefer now to do a barter agreement, some images for them to create demo sites, in exchange for a free site…..whos jolly now you think?

Ok so here some images I took from lately:

Home Made Tomato and Bell Pepper Sauce

Home Made Tomato and Bell Pepper Sauce

I have been really pestered by or well no I have been intrigued by Alex Koloskov’s images especially the drink images, and been trying my hand at replicating them…..man what headaches I had…..anyway for the time being I gave up on trying as glass and reflections etc etc are hard to catch…..anyway here is my last image of that trial:

Brandy Pour

Brandy Pour

A light salad i done for the wife (after I shoot it….sorry wifey I really mean to do only good) …..you should know how lucky I am taking over the whole living room every evening after work….anyway here is what was my salad and then hers.

Light Lunch

Light Lunch

Last week we had a Typhoon signal number 8 oh no wait actually it was a signal number 9 and my photography buddy Ekmai, you will see him later and me set up a flickr mini challange called the typhoon in a teacup…..mainly because usually our typhoons here are not much more then a small storm in a teacup, here is my entry:

Typhoon or storm in a teacup

Typhoon or storm in a teacup

Some home cooked east meets west food, a Tomato Confit, the Tomato importantly coming from Holland! in a Tomato Broth with Crab Claws, Truffle and Fresh herbs…….a wondeful dish, colorful as well, just a bit hard to eat with Chopsticks. All this served with some delish Lemon Grass Tea

Tomato Confit

Tomato Confit

Then an entry for a light science and magic competition, some wine:

Wine

Wine

Oh not to forget my very first semi professional studio shoot with a true model and a make up artist!! here you see my magical photography buddy Ekmai

Magical photographer Ekmai

Magical photographer Ekmai

Here you can see us in action, shooting the poor girl!

Action!

Action!

One of the more interesting poses:

Modelk Shoot

Modelk Shoot

One of my favs here, yes she is actually chewing the flower, ok ok it was well wrapped in cellophane 🙂 to protect her from anything bad but what I like here most is her very happy expression as well as Tommy’s Make up is very well visible here.

Happy face

Happy face

until next time, and thanks for your patience!

Marco


Lets talk business


Dear friends,

I have finally taken te step, and started up a company, sjust very small, but it needs a front so I have started a website as well as gotten name cards etc.

its a very exciting step, eventhough everything is just in a development stage.. pls have a look at the website, as i said its under development but starting to look pretty cool i think.

http://www.fnbimaging.com/

cheers

Marco