Thank you Inside Tucson Business for nominating me as a 2011 Up and Comer. and congratulations to all of the other nominees. “Up & Comers is a recognition program designed to highlight the achievements of people in the Tucson region in their 20s, 30s and early 40s who, while still early in their careers, are already making a difference, both in their work and in the community.”
After reading an article about this book by Dan Aykroyd’s father in the Huffington post I went to put in in my cart at Amazon and saw that one of my photos was on the cover! Amazing! I couldn’t ask to be on a better cover. I’m really interested in the Spiritualist Movement right now.
It turns out that Rodale had purchased it through Getty Images – one of my stock photo agencies.
A History of Ghosts by Peter Aykroyd, Photography by Jackie Alpers
I won two honorable mentions at the IPA awards (Lucie’s). I checked out the website and was floored by the quality of the other honorable mentions. And, it turns out that there were like 24,000 entries overall so I guess I did pretty well. They are all listed here: http://photoawards.com/en/Pages/Gallery/hmentionPRO.php
And here is a link to my specific entries:
- Pumpkins Simmering
Mexican Hot Chocolate
I have been selected by the editors of PDN as one of their Top 10 Portfolios of the Month on PhotoServe.com.
What a pleasant surprise!
I’ve got a photo published in the Russian version of Cosmopolitan. It seems to be a story about not wanting to be tempted by delicious cake while on a diet. Here is the photo they published. You can read (or just look at) the article here: http://www.cosmo.ru/your_life/you/670563/
A while back Diane Kashy and the folks at Madden sent me out into the night to find and photograph plants that only bloom by the light of the moon. I wandered my neighborhood and the grounds at Hacienda del Sol which is an old boarding school turned into an inn. Here is a link to the article which is running this month in Tucson Home Magazine.
Here are a couple of images from the new mexican cookbook that I am working on. You can see more of my food photography here: www.JackieAlpers.com
Grilled Diablo Shrimp
Grilled chili lime chicken is perfect for a picnic
Roasting veggies in the oven
Creaming butter for a cookie recipe
Last summer I spent a day working on the TV series Eco Trip with David De Rothschild. The New York Times is running an article about the show and is featuring one of my photos.
After the Silver Spoon, a Green Life
My newest book cover photograph is for Vanilla Ride by Joe Lansdale. The super amazing Chip Kidd at Knopf designed the layout.
The myth that you can’t find excellent seafood in the desert has been debunked in the winter issue of the Tucson Guide.
Photos by me!