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Caren Alpert
San Francisco, CA
Commercial and fine art food photographer
Interests: Art,Traveling, Cooking, Snowboarding, Reading, Hiking
Recent Activity
Restaurant reviewer Pete Wells of the New York Times has recently written a critical essay entitled “Your Eyes Are Happier Than Your Stomach: Dishes Worthy of Instagram, but Not Your Appetitle”. In it, he notes that “cameras are on chefs’ minds far more than they were a decade or so... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Caren Alpert Photography
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Here in San Francisco, the real estate is some of the most expensive in the country. The SF Giants’ Major League Baseball team plays out of the AT&T Park, which takes up a nice chunk of downtown San Francisco, sitting on the bay with a view that goes on for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Nationally, but especially here in the Bay Area, there is a huge Farm to Table movement. This basically means producing foods locally and then delivering that food to local consumers. This infographic, created by the science editor of Mother Nature’s Network Russell McLendon, espouses the idea of not just going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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I love it when I find products that combine great design, function and a cool dose of science – especially when it involves food. Voilá! Meet the Vyssel. It’s a smart cup. A beautiful vessel that revolutionizes the drinking cup. Connected to an app downloaded to your smart phone, this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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In an interesting move, the fast food giant, McDonalds, has turned to the practice of crowdsourcing to come up with their newest idea. Crowdsourcing is the idea of looking to a large group of people—usually from the internet—for ideas. Partnering with Razorfish, one of the largest interactive agencies in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
What a glorious era to live in. Candace Nelson, the creative founder of Los Angeles’s Sprinkles Cupcakes, has invented a cupcake ATM. Wait, whaaaatt? An ATM that gives you their famous Red Velvet cupcakes 24/7, you ask? Yes! In addition, they also have a selection of that day’s fresh baked... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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When I think of summer time, I think beaches and BBQs. And one of my favorite BBQ items is grilled corn. Corn dripping with butter and a sprinkle of lemon pepper. Yum! This infographic, designed by Chris Rooney, a graphic artist out of San Francisco, dispels the mystery of corn... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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In addition to serving yummy, salty, lemony corn chips, Chipolte is now serving up short stories too! Meaningful writing,is one of the highest forms of art – fiction, non-fiction essays, poems, etc… This Mexican food outlet is now bridging the gap between art and food in a very interesting way.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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I have heard of uniquely interactive books through the years, although they are mostly for children...like the scratch and sniff books of my childhood. But now as an adult, here’s a very cool one just for those of us that enjoy grilling! Brazilian Tramontina has taken the concept of interactive... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Parents and adults everywhere often lament about getting enough vegetables into their diet. I’d like to take this very public opportunity to give an enormous shout-out to Haagan-Dazs for their incredible brilliance. In a stroke of complete genius, the ice cream makers have paired the deliciousness of ice cream with... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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In honor of last week’s Mexican celebration Cinco de Mayo, I thought it would be fun to highlight American’s love affair with tacos. Afterall, Americans ate 4.5 BILLION tacos last year alone, or in other words… enough tacos to fill up 2 Empire State Buildings! Tacos are first recorded historically... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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The Webby Awards is an international award honoring excellence on the Internet. It was established nearly 20 years ago, back when the Web was just an infant and is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) — a 1,000+ member judging committee. Of special interest to... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Amateur photography got its mass appeal start more than 150 years ago in New York. A former banker named George Eastman invented the Kodak #1 camera. Back in the 1880s, this camera was little more than a box that came preloaded with with a 100-exposure roll of film. After the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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For my regular readers out there, you will recall I have posted on the genius of Ferran Adriá a couple of times in the past (here and here). As evidenced by the number of exhibitions going up around the world, it’s safe to say that Chef Adriá has made a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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The tradition of egg dying began eons ago in Mesopotamia. The idea of millions of people coming together in a short span of time on an artistic endeavor is the ultimate in group art projects! With a graphics background, the ways in which everyday people express themselves in this annual... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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My monthly infographic blog post is usually “industry” related, with a focus on food or technology or food photography. This month I’m veering away from that a bit into something that is close to my heart. I sit on the board for Young Audiences of Northern California (YANC), which is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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While chocolate has long held a big piece of my heart, there's proof that I’m not the only one. The flavor of chocolate continues to keep an entire world mesmerized. In fact, we even find researchers trying to scientifically justify our love of the cocoa delight, touting its health benefits.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Umino Hiroyuki is carrying on the legacy his grandfather started when he founded Umino Seaweed Shop. Under his leadership, Umino Seaweed Shop has come up with a unique way of trying to entice eaters to increase their consumption of seaweed (nori) in Japan—which has been declining in recent years—largely in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
Here’s an exciting news bit to share with you folks. I am one of the 120 photographers that is represented by Gallery Stock, which is a “boutique” stock photo agency, based in NYC. Recently, image licensing agency Truck Archive, founded in 2005, purchased Gallery Stock, along with Bernstein & Andriulli... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Partstown has culled the craziest dining experiences in the world, and put together this infographic for the daring globetrotter. For instance, if vertigo doesn’t bother you, head on over to the Arab Emirates to partake of haut cuisine at a mere 1350 feet up. Purportedly, it feels as if you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Aha! Caught your attention, did I? Well, the folks at Bolthouse Farms caught mine too. They put together this food/technology post about the photos we take of our food…or food porn. Bolthouse Farms, with the help of creative shop Tiny Rebellion, is trying to change the balance of food lust... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Last month, I wrote an article on Ferran Adria’s exhibition: Notes on Creativity at the Drawing Center. Adria, chef of the now closed El Bulli on the Costa Brava near Rosas, Spain, is often associated with “molecular gastronomy” cuisine--although he prefers to call it “deconstructivist” cuisine. Perhaps knowing that Adria’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
When I think of the Olympics, my mind usually goes to the athletes: the high level of commitment, the location…but I haven’t ever given much thought about how the athletes are fed. A recent article in the New York Times caught my eye that made me see this world-wide event... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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Billions of servings of ramen are eaten each year, and we can all thank Momofuku Ando for his invention of the instant noodle. To say that this food stuff is popular is an understatement, with the leading manufacturer Nissan located in 11 countries with 29 different plants and tens of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography
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In Person Portfolio Review Back in 2011, armed with my first set of terra cibus prints, I attended the PhotoLucida Portfolio Review in Portland, OR. This bi-annual event is designed to bring together photographers with “gallery owners, curators, critics, collectors and publishers representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Caren Alpert Photography