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Yes, I Did Eat Menudo

November 16, 2010

I was a little worried, because the menudo I’d had in the past was awful. Greasy and of questionable origin. Plus, it’s tripe. But, when I’m on assignment, I always like to taste the food I’m photographing. So, I was determined to give the menudo at Teresa’s Mosaic cafe a try. It was delicious! Not greasy at all, and they serve the menudo spices on the side so you can make it as hot as you like. And speaking of hot, they garnished the margarita with a jalapeno in addition to the usual salt and lime. It was the perfect combination of salty, sweet and spicy.

White menudo with all of the fixings.

Giant margarita

Jars of drinks sit on the counter.

Teresa making handmade tortillas at the comal.

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.

by the light of the moon

American Photography 24

December 21, 2008

Two images from my series Social Obligations were chosen for American Photography 24. The images are from different social events that I had to attend for one reason or another. I’m fascinated by gender roles and power plays.

Hypnotist

Supergirls Speak Out: the Secret Dilemma of Overachieving Girls about the pressure on young women to be perfect, will be published by Simon and Schuster’s Touchstone/Fireside imprint in January of 2009 and my image is on the cover. Stylist extradonaire Melanie Hebron Sutton not only assembled the fashion but modeled as well along with her fabulous and photogenic assistant Adriana Barillari.

supergirls final cover