Taking the Rollei to Press

I received my first assignment (post-grad-school) for the Petaluma Magazine this month and I decided to bring the Rollei along. The pay isn’t great but it is enough to cover expenses of film and processing, and since this isn’t a full time gig, or even one I could think about supporting myself on, I decided to have fun and hopefully get a good published portfolio out of it, which will help for future magazine gigs.

This story is on a new restaurant in town (Petaluma) called the Walnut Park Grill and basically this magazine just gives new restaurants a good plug so the photos need to do the same and be well groomed and happy. Here are three of my favorites, I don’t want to reveal too many, but I am pretty sure these ones won’t make the editorial cut… I don’t think they show enough of what they want to show…


….like lots of people dining at the restaurant instead of a beautiful sky…..


…or the owner of the restaurant instead of the handsome Hungarian manager…


…but how can they resist this one… cute kid, with cute red hair happily eating a french-fry… I couldn’t resist… I was all packed up and had already said my good-byes but the red hair pulled me back for more.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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One Comment

  1. congrats on the gig paige! i’m sure more shall come!


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