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I like to flip through books from back to front…

When I pick up a book or a magazine with lots of photos, I usually open it up at the end and flip the pages backwards until I end up at the beginning of the book. While not conducive for reading novels, this dyslexic behavior is a handy tool to have because that is how my blog posts may be shared from now on.

This summer, work exploded for me.

I have seen and done so many fun things, but I haven’t had time to share any of it because I can barely keep up with the editing.

I am not complaining. Instead I feel very lucky and very grateful to be so busy.

But because I am so far behind, I don’t know where to start with my blog posting…. so I will resort to my backwards book flipping habit and start at the end of the book, which means tonight’s photo shoot, and we’ll see how far I can get.

Tonight Arann and I went to San Francisco on a working date.

I have finally started photographing for the Town Hall cook book, which is actually a cook book about all three of their restaurants, and it is actually a cook book about cooking with platters, pots and pans, but they want to include some photos of the restaurants as well.

And because I had never been to the other two restaurants, tonight we went to Anchor and Hope and to the Salt House to get a feel for the restaurants.

My goal for tonight was simply to try and capture the feeling of these two very different restaurants for the book.

So that was it… it was just a start, but it was a fun start. And the perks of photographing in restaurants for cook books… the food, drinks and service are so amazing. I had the best salad of my life tonight at the Salt House. I highly recommend both restaurants for any kind of date.

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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2 Comments

  1. Wow. I get a different feeling just by looking at the pics. I think I’d love to visit Anchor and Hope. There’s something very personable and lively about the people in the photos.

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  2. ,,,and i thought i was the only person who read a magazine or book from the back to the front,,,good to know there are others like me,,,(smile)

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