When the International Association of Culinary Professionals asked me to speak about photography at their annual conference I was sold...add on the fact that it was hosted at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, I'm in! Many thanks to the folks at IACP for having me; I was honored to be on one of the panels, among many other seasoned industry folks.
I did not arrive in LA empty handed! With portfolios and promo cards in tow, I also visited many of the creative agencies in and around town. Art producers and creatives were incredibly welcoming and the feedback on the books was inspiring.
Fittingly, it was actually 72 degrees and sunny for my meeting at 72 and Sunny. I really just wanted to lay in their hammocks (!) all day, but I pressed on. Some snaps of my adventures are below. After the food conference and 3 days of creative reviews I packed it up and flew north to Portland, OR. More on that later!