Albedo – the Horse. I walked everywhere in NYC and picked up what caught my eye. Urban detritus. Found objects. Then I would spend every Sunday composing a new composition with what had been found using my trusty old wooden 8×10 camera. 1989.
Photo Of The Week –Mr 20th,2013
This is the inside of a Chatty Cathy doll. A friend of mine stole it out of her favorite Gay bar in Brooklyn around 1990 and then gave it to me. I then worked on photographing the mechanics of Chatty. Dolls spook me –especially if they talk and move. I particularly love the irony of this picture for it’s industrial masculinity. Coming soon –the head of Chatty Cathy.
Photo Of The Week –March 5th,2013
Edsel Hood Ornament for Landrover –cliick on image to enlarge
I recently have been archive scanning some of my work from the 80’s and 90’s. They are 8×10 chromes (transparencies) and, like all film,they are in danger of becoming discolored. Nearly all film is NOT archival and thus in danger of this. It has been a hoot to take some of this old work out. Some I nearly forgot. Some I never showed at that time and I have a new appreciation. Some suck. Some were for clients. Some for my agent. Some to spite my agent. Some I will share once a week here,on Facebook and Pinterest.
This is a hood ornament for an Edsel. It actually was an award given to Landrover’s design group to honor thier work. They asked that I change the gold statue to this to commemorate their own work.
I love that it looks like some Ayn Rand Angel.
19 Years ago I was sitting on my deck in downtown NYC –one block off Broadway –and it was raining ticker-tape. The Desert Storm vets were returning home to a huge parade. I made a photograph at the time called Iraqi Apples. Today I sent out a promotion that included one of those apples 19 years later.
No more ticker-tape parades for our current vets…
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Most people who buy an advanced dSLR camera are disappointed with the results. Why? It comes from the factory in all the worst modes for a camera to be in! The manufacturers make one assumption about you,that you can’t handle the amazing technology that they just sold you. Come and unlock the creative potential of your investment.
Beyond the Photograph Spring Classes: Now that it is starting to get nice outside,consider getting your photography up to speed.
The Digital SLR Camera with Les Jorgensen
Class #1 –Tuesdays 6 –8pm
10 sessions (+ 1 optional outing TBD)
May 10th –July 12th,
Class limited to 8 participants
Location:Les Jorgensen’s studio
956 West Road (PO Box 1081)
Manchester Village,VT 05254
For more info: http://beyondthephoto.com/vermont-classes/introduction-to-dslr/
|The Reluctant Panther is offering a Prix Fix menu to warm up your winter evenings. Monday –Thursday 40$ |
On my recent visit I was able to sample several dishes from the Prix Fixe menu,a highlight being the starter of Roasted Beets and House Made Ricotta. This was perfect blend of the earthiness of thinly slice roasted beets topped with the freshest ricotta cheese I have ever tasted,sweetened with Chesnut honey and pistachio –drizzled with a 12-year-old balsamic. Rich and surprising!
The ricotta cheese is made in-house and I asked Chef Frank Rhodes how difficult it is to make. In two sentences he told me how. I was surprised to think that even I could make ricotta. Below is his recipe.
Visit the Reluctant Panther’s website for more information. Or call 800-822-2331 to make reservations.
Roasted Beets and House-Made Ricotta ©2011 Les Jorgensen
|Full service digital Silhouette,Tabletop,Still Life,food and beverage photography by Les Jorgensen in Manchester Vermont VT. Southern Vermont’s finest studio also located in New York City. Other areas of specialty include:Photography,silhouettes,silos,product photography,table top,food,food photography,travel,leisure,design,web design,web,photoillustration,illustration,photo-illustration,manchester,vermont,VT,les,jorgensen,southern vermont,portraits,still life,photographic virtual reality,virtual reality,vr,objects,vr-objects,object vr,photographic object vr,panoramas,interior photograph,exterior photography,real estate photography,real estate,landscapes,art,fine art,black and white,southern,golf,spinners,product rotation,turntables,Entrees and Main Course,Aperitif,appetizer,hors d’oeuvre photography|| |
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
I always use whole milk yogurt,but if you do try it with low-fat yogurt,please let me know in the comments how it works out. I don’t recommend non-fat yogurt for this recipe. This recipe can easily be halved or doubled.
- 2 quarts whole milk
- 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
- Optional:1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
1 In a large pot,bring the milk,yogurt,heavy cream (if using),vinegar,and salt to a boil. Very gently boil for one to two minutes,until the milk is curdled.
2 Meanwhile,line a strainer with a few layers of cheesecloth and set it over a deep bowl.
3 Pour the milk mixture into the strainer and let drain for 15 minutes. Gather the cheesecloth around the curds and squeeze gently to extract any excess liquid.
Storage:Homemade ricotta is best served slightly warm,although it can be refrigerated for up to three days,if desired.
Makes 2 cups.
|Did you know? That’s right,out of the kitchen of the equinox,Chef Jeffrey Russell produces hundreds of dozens of cider doughnuts for his guests and also for the local Manchester community. Recently I was talking with Jeffrey about how he started this. He said,”I grew up in the Berkshires and always loved the local cider doughnuts. I thought I would recreate that here but it did not turn out to be an easy task. First I had to convince the Equinox itself who was only luke-warm to the idea. So I went out on my own and got a doughnut-making machine on Ebay,tested my recipes and now we serve several hundred dozen a weekend.” |
I live a mile from the Equinox and did not know that I could go to the gift shop every weekend morning and get a dozen or more cider doughnuts. Now I am there every time the kids need a weekend treat or guests come up from the City. Get there early enough and they are still warm,with a substantial weight to their sweetness and a hint of cinnamon (or is that just a smell from my childhood?) You have got to try them. Why should just the Equinox guests have all the fun?
Chef Russell and his cider doughnuts were recently featured in Food Arts magazine,the leading publication for restaurant and hotel “foodies”.
Chef Jeffrey Russell mixing another batch of his famous Cider Doughnuts ©2010 Les Jorgensen
|Full service digital Silhouette,Tabletop,Still Life,food and beverage photography by Les Jorgensen in Manchester Vermont VT. Southern Vermont’s finest studio also located in New York City. Other areas of specialty include:Photography,silhouettes,silos,product photography,table top,food,food photography,travel,leisure,design,web design,web,photoillustration,illustration,photo-illustration,manchester,vermont,VT,les,jorgensen,southern vermont,portraits,still life,photographic virtual reality,virtual reality,vr,objects,vr-objects,object vr,photographic object vr,panoramas,interior photograph,exterior photography,real estate photography,real estate,landscapes,art,fine art,black and white,southern,golf,spinners,product rotation,turntables,Entrees and Main Course,Aperitif,appetizer,hors d’oeuvre photography|| |As most of you know,I am a Photography teacher. This next year will feature our introductory class at the Jorgensen Studio in Manchester VT. Come Join us! The Digital SLR Camera with Les Jorgensen
(Click here to go to my classes/workshop website)
Mondays 6 – 8pm
Jan-6th – March 14th
Class limited to 6 participants
Location:Les Jorgensen’s studio
956 West Road,Manchester Village 05254
Hope you can make it!
-- Les Jorgensen802-549-5016http://www.lesjorgensen.comhttp://beyondthephoto.com/
As you all may already know,I am co-founder of Beyond the Photograph which offers workshops and classes for the passionate photographer. Our Stratton Workshops are drawing near.
Our new adventure with Photoflex is featured on Photoflex’s Blog. Follow the link. In celebration of our newest sponsorship,Beyond the Photograph will give away a 32in Photoflex Multidisc worth $138 to our participants. Also available will be the full line of Photoflex products.
I post this story for two reasons:First,it’s usually a missing Van Gogh painting that turns up and is worth an unfathomable sum. It’s thrilling to see a photographer’s work in this category. Secondly though,it brings up the issue of the archival nature of photographs. Ansel’s pictures survived because they are silv…er salts on glass;they will last for hundreds of years. What about your digital files? With the forced obsolescence of ever evolving technologies and the fragile nature of digital media, how can we insure that our files will last for future generations?
Rick Norsigian’s hobby of picking through piles of unwanted items at garage sales in search of antiques has paid off for the Fresno,California,painter.