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Caren Alpert
San Francisco, CA
Commercial and fine art food photographer
Interests: Art,Traveling, Cooking, Snowboarding, Reading, Hiking
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©Caren Alpert Photography I’ve had the pleasure of photographing Chef Dominique Crenn on more than one occasion and year after year, she is killing it! Recently, she’s been honored as the world’s best female chef 2016 from San Pelligrino’s The World’s 50 Best Restaurant’s list – she’s making SF proud!... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
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The Young Audiences of Northern California’s Indiegogo campaign has been launched! I sit on the board of this worthy endeavor, and our goal is to raise $10,000. You can help me bring arts education to even more Bay Area kids next year. Donate here: https://igg.me/at/yanc Your contribution will make a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
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“Increase the kerning.” “Create an opaque gradient.” “Is the website responsive?” This may sound like Greek, but these are actually useful terms to understand in the graphic world. Pagemodo has created an infographic to help translate designer jargon to the novice. For instance, we all use PDFs, but do we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Now through April 17, join Nordstroms as they munch their way through a special kitchen and pantry edition of their monthly online Pop-In Shop, curated by food enthusiast (and VP of Creative Projects) Olivia Kim. Inside you’ll find delicious nonperishables you can eat right now, condiments in flavors you didn’t... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
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A couple of weeks ago, I posted a preview of an exhibit I am in with terra cibus no. 18: sugar. It is “Nourish: Food as Sustenance and Pleasure,” and runs now through March 9th. It was curated by the talented Dr. Rebecca Senf of Center for Creative Photography. If... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
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They're here! I am excited to announce that my terra cibus series is part of the Curious Feast box set by Princeton Architectural Press. Curious Feast features one hundred postcards from ten artists exploring the subject of food. This box set, curated by Naz Sahin of the Feasting Never Stops... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
I am excited to announce that one of my fine art images, terra cibus no. 18: sugar, will soon be on exhibit at the Texas Women’s University School of the Arts. This year’s theme for the 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography and Solo Exhibition is "Nourish: Food as Sustenance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Young Audiences Northern California is an organization I’m proud to be a volunteer for and board member of. YANC provides arts education to over 20,000 students in the Bay Area, by way of teaching artist residencies, assemblies, and workshops--encompassing music, art, painting and story telling (just to name a few).... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Ahhh, freshly brewed coffee. There’s nothing else quite like it to get the blood pumping. Turns out, it gets the brain pumping, too! Theartofwellness.com has created this infographic on the benefits of drinking coffee medicinally. Researchers have concluded that a cup of coffee containing 200mg of caffeine can actually boost... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Not too long ago, I wrote a post about one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches to be found in the nation, and it so happened to be from the town I call home…Tucson, AZ! I have lived and worked in some of the most metropolitan cities in the world.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
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There is no doubt that the popularity of smart phones has had an impact on the restaurant business. Customers have a way to express their delight in what they see by snapping images of their food and posting it on their own social media sites, or review sites like Yelp.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
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In Japan, the art of being a sushi chef is a rigorous and prestigious one. They are called “itamae,” or “one who stands in front of the cutting board”. These skilled chefs must be great conversationalists, as well as talented artists. Itamae train for many years and then apprentice for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Caren Alpert Photography
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On stands now, “Duff Bakes: Think and Bake at Home Like a Pro,” by the famous Duff Goldman of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes. I was happy to spend a few weeks in southern California photographing the 178 images inside the cookbook. It was a really fun project and I’m... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Trillion Creative developed this nifty infographic on a popular Halloween snack. Candy Corn has become synonymous with Jack-O-Laterns, fall corn cobs and mini chocolate bars, and is the most iconic symbol of the American holiday Halloween. For over 130 years, Candy Corn has remained essentially the same as when it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
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The American Photographic Artists-SF will be unveiling one hundred superb original personal images, selected by five expert judges--images which were created by dozens of acclaimed professional photographer exhibitors--at the 2015 exhibition Something Personal. I’m excited to announce that I will also be one of those artists with artwork on exhibit.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Photographing honey is a sweet prospect. The way the light hits the amber tones makes it particularly interesting, because by nature, the texture is as smooth as ice. So, the color something to make special. September is national honey month, so I felt it a perfect infographic to post about.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
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In just a couple of months, when the next James Bond movie comes out, we are certain to hear the iconic “shaken not stirred” line…referring, of course, to his martini. However, in a ProPhotoDailey article by David Schonauer, he takes a closer look at Bond’s dining habits via Henry Hargreaves’... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
There is a new ruling in Germany that it is a copyright infringement to photograph and post images of plated foods presented by chefs. While many restaurants are embracing the social media phenomenon as free advertising, and even adjusting their menus to be more “Instagram-friendly,” other chefs are less keen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Earlier this month, I taught a food photography class at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. I had students come from all over Southern California to attend this one day workshop on learning the business of (food) photography and how to take great food shots. They ranged from professional photographers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Some of the world’s greatest chefs are going off script and stretching out of their comfort zone in The Grand Gelinaz Shuffle. Earlier this month, top chefs from Japan to Chile, from Brazil to Slovenia, France, Turkey, Sweden, Thailand, Australia, UK, Italy, Peru, Spain, Canada, Belgium and Denmark and all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
I spent 10 years working as a photo editor in New York and San Francisco for Time, Inc, before I started shooting.. They publish some of the country’s most popular magazines, such as People and Sports Illustrated and also puts out magazines under it’s Southern Progress corporation, namely Cooking Light,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
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The Washington Post has recently had a number of macaroni and cheese articles, culminating in the infographic below, illustrated by Laura Stanton. All the various permutations of the classic Mac N Cheese are derived from this recipe. The infographic shows that you need not focus on only the elbow macaroni…there... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Valerie Objects: Maarten Baas The newly launched Antwerp-based international design label Valerie Objects is getting a lot of attention. It is created by Axel Van Den Bossche, Frank Lambert and art director Veerle Wenes. They are an independent subsidiary of Belgian design brand Serax, which produces small furniture items, tableware... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Photo courtesy of ICE: Institute of Culinary Education As part of The Art of Plating’s Chef’s Cut series, Albert Adriá of Barcelona’s Michelin 3-star restaurant, El Bulli, expounds on his art of food plating. The younger brother to one of the world’s most important chefs (Ferran Adriá), Albert has built... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography
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S.B. Lattin Design takes a new approach to food education. While most of the books and blogs focus on recipes, sometimes the techniques behind the artful presentation are omitted. While ingredients matter in the concoction of delicious and impressive meals, a solid knowledge of kitchen tools is also important. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Caren Alpert Photography