My last semester at Longwood I landed an awesome internship. Can you guess what it was?? That’s right…I was the photography intern for Richmond magazine!!! It was such a great experience and I am still so thankful I was given the opportunity. I worked with Staff Photographer and Art Director Isaac Harrell, Art Director James (Jimmy) Dickinson, Creative Director Steve Hedberg and some other great people! I started off assisting Isaac on his photo shoots and before long Isaac and others were giving me my own assignments for the upcoming issues. Woo hoo! Over the internship I was published in 5 issues as well as one of their Dine magazines. I was mostly given restaurant assignments to get shots of certain dishes for the dining section. I really loved getting restaurant assignments. Whether it was Isaac, Jimmy, or Steve giving me the assignment they were very clear in what they wanted but this also allowed me to have complete creative control…which I loved! I also found out that I really love shooting food. There’s just something about creating a great photograph of a dish that makes you want to eat it up and then see it come to life in a magazine! All of the owners and managers at these restaurants were so great to work with and pretty much everyone boxed up the dish I photographed. So I also got to eat my work…perfect! Food was not all I shot though I did a few portraits for different articles and I even photographed an event! Working here was so amazing and I couldn’t think of a better way to end my senior year! Get familiar with Richmond magazine and enjoy these photos! Don’t get too hungry looking at them!
Chicken & Waffles | OMG Cafe & Lounge
The Farmer’s Basket (shaved brussel sprouts, red kale, sunflower seeds, walnuts, dried cherries, pine nuts, & parmesan peppercorn dressing | S@mple
Red curry duck, red rice, duck confit, baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms | S@mple
S@mple owner Adam Bell
One Eyed Susan (two over easy eggs, french batard, duck confit hash, & smoked corn puree) | The Magpie
Bison Burger | Burgerworks
Shakin’ Not Stirred event for VCU’s Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center
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