Thursday, January 29, 2009

Glossy Food

I was very excited to open the current edition of 'The Gloss' mag to recognise a photo in there. They featured Simon Dougan's cookbook 'The Yellow Door' which I styled (and Cliona O'Flaherty snapped). Here it is...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

am-a-zing sting

I'm just in the door from a quick trip to Dungarvan where I was working on some stings for Neven Maguire's upcoming cookery programme (more about that later). 'Inproduction' produced so the old team was back together (from working on Neven's programme). Here's producer / director David (middle), soundman Ray (left, as usual telling everyone to shush), and camera man Billy (right).

We filmed at Paul Flynn's new cookery school at the Tannery - AM-A-ZING! What a totally fabulous space - ever as stylish and state of the art as you would expect from the Flynns. They have seven new bedrooms also (additional to their townhouse rooms) so no excuse for not treating yourself to a glamorous getaway! Obviously, from the photos we trashed the school a little with all of our gear (but of course put it back together perfectly, promise!)

Watch out for 'Neven's Food From the Sun' series (transmitting for 13 weeks from Wed 18th Feb on RTE1) to see what the stings were for...and watch out for my hands!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Team Topaz

The other day on my travels I came across some shots I worked on for the 'Topaz' in store menu board. Kieran Hartnett was the photographer...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

belleek shoot

Here are some photos from a shoot I did for Belleek before Christmas - Chef Neven Maguire is the new face of Belleek so we shot in Neven's gorgeous kitchen at home in Cavan. Marie McGrellis from Belleek and I had a yummy meal at Neven's restaurant the night before the shoot (I'm sure we ordered one course and ended up eating for about four hours, naughty Neven!).

Me trying to look busy while Neven chats to John, Belleek's MD.

Food stylist, make-up artist, whatever.
That's hilarious photographer Khara, doing her thing in the background.

John & Marie checking out the finished Belleek '09 catalogue
at a recent showcase in the RDS.

Neven the cover guy!

TV commercial

Here are some more behind the scenes photos, this time a recent commercial...

another day, another glamorous location...a hallway!

bit of a production line going on

deep in surgery

a fun monitor shot (thanks aoife!)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

professional shopper

If car door dents are anything to go by, I spend a lot of my life in supermarkets. I'm still busy testing recipes (for a soon to be revealed cookbook) which means I'm shopping even more than usual - here are some recent (OCD) shopping lists...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

back to work blues

OK, OK, Happy New Year! It was a bit of a shocker for me this year to be back with a bang and a big work load - no January hibernating for me - I guess I shouldn't complain. I did struggle to get my head around it a bit though - here's some funny evidence of mardiness (well, more tiredness than anything, i am enjoying it really!)...

loving being back amongst the boxes of god knows what (in yet another little cottage)

back to work and being a brat

and what am i up to? testing like a mad woman...