It’s the story before and after the photo or video is created that is just as important as the image itself. For the past couple years, our creative services outside of photo creation has grown. It was time for a new website that better expressed those stories. We’re happy to announce our new website. Welcome to the new pigpen. Watch your step please… PigPenCreative.com
I started working with Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen in 2010. What started out as a discussion about the aspects of the brand that I needed to understand before photographing their menu, led to the broader realization that the owner, Adriana Lopez, was so overflowing with ideas and knowledge, she could achieve anything she set her mind to. In addition to photography, we decided to share her passion for Venezuelan cuisine to a wider audience through social media.
Three years later, after creating an online brand, blog editorial, videos, integrated marketing campaigns, re-branding and more, things haven’t slowed down. After a series of local broadcast television features, featuring Adriana, Adriana’s blog was discovered by one of the biggest food shows and host. The show filmed on location in San Francisco. How far things have come. Here’s a sneak peak of the stories and events to come.
Visit Adriana’s blog for more on the Guy Fieri appearance: AdrianaLopezBlog.com
I once read that we all have three lives: The one we live, the one we dream and the one we remember. The experience of an authentic asado is all three.
Defined as a South American cookout, there is an emphasis on creating a communal experience that incorporates grilled meats, wine, stories, music and taaanngo.
With the raw earth of the Napa Valley beneath your feet, budding vineyards, laughter, romance, and the slow caress of the fading sun, the smoldering fragrance from the oak flames unifies everyone’s hearts for the bounty that extends long into the evening hours.
This year marks my third visit to the vineyard to capture the story for the Robinsons. I never walk away feeling satisfied I captured it all. I’ve come to realize, like most dreams, it’s not entirely possible.
Reinvention needs a beginning.
In 2011, my wife and I welcomed our daughter to the world. She’s beautiful and perfect in every way to us, so much so we just forgot about all our other loves. My blog was one of them, and after two years of only a few posts, I realized just how much I missed the process of organizing my thoughts and ideas into words.
During this time, I also had some great assignments and discoveries that have been transformative to my points of view. When looking back at my dormant blog, and the fifty plus posts, I just felt no connection or interest in the stories any longer. Creative people are always evolving. Select All – delete.