Hippo Best Of 2017

POSTED December 11th, 2017 UNDER Design, Magazine & Newspaper Photography, Photography, Portraits, Press

Hippo Best Of 2017

I figured that before 2017 comes to an end, I should show some examples from the work I created for this years Hippo’s Best Of 2017.

Sam Fletcher of Gale Motor Co. •  Hippo Best Of 2017
Sam Fletcher of Gale Motor Company, Manchester NH

Lots more pictures of food and product and a few people portraits after the cut:

 

Tuckaway Tavern, Raymond NH • Hippo Best Of 2017

Food.

So much food.

Each year, the Hippo hires me to photograph selected “winners” from their “readers-poll” submissions.  I’ve been doing this for close to a decade now, and it’s I’ve loved being able to travel all over Southern New Hampshire meeting all kinds of people who own these favorited businesses. The last few years the magazine changed directions and it became more of a yearly “travel guide” to Southern NH, which I think is a great idea, and as a result I’ve been photographing more and more food over the years. I’m not going to complain, as sometimes these generous winners will gift me the subjects that I’m working with (I’m looking at you, Tuckaway Tavern and your excellent Buffalo Mac ‘n’ Cheese – YUM!).

Gale Motor Co., Manchester NH • Hippo Best Of 2017

Product is very easy for me to photograph as I’ve been photographing my action figures for a long, long time, and food photography falls into this same “miniature” category for me.  Plus, I really like trying to challenge myself and get really interesting photographs of otherwise “ordinary” things – food.

I also still get to photograph people when I’m able, and I try to make sure that I get a few volunteers while I’m out and about on these assignments.

Bobby Marcotte, Chef & Owner - Tuckaway Tavern • Hippo Best Of 2017
Bobby Marcotte of Tuckaway Tavern

Gale Motor Co., Manchester NH • Hippo Best Of 2017

LiveJuice, Concord NH • Hippo Best Of 2017

Taylor Bussiere of Queen City Cupcakes • Hippo Best Of 2017
Taylor Bussiere of Queen City Cupcakes, Manchester NH

One of the other things that I’ve been loving to do when it comes to the Hippo assignments is seeing how much of them I can photograph with my Fuji X100S camera. I love that camera.  It’s amazing.  It’s so small but it’s so powerful. As I’ve gotten to know the camera more and more and get more comfortable and confident using it, I’d say that about 90% of the stuff I do for the Hippo is all with the X100S. It’s a little powerhouse of a camera.


Me rocking the X100s while photographing food at the Tuckaway Tavern in Raymond


Tools of the trade


When your camera matches the colors in the venue you are shooting in <3

 

Tuckaway Tavern, Raymond NH • Hippo Best Of 2017

Queen City Cupcakes, Manchester NH • Hippo Best Of 2017

Flag Hill Winery, Lee NH • Hippo Best Of 2017

Gale Motor Co., Manchester NH • Hippo Best Of 2017

Klemm's Bakery, Windham NH • Hippo Best Of 2017

Hayward's Ice Cream, Nashua NH • Hippo Best Of 2017

To see some more example images from the 2017 Hippo Best Of, check out the set I have on Flickr.

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