Sunday, April 23, 2006

Boracay Food Shoot

Tals texted me one afternoon asking if I would like to be her photographer for a food shoot in Boracay. Hmmm... spend 8 hours at work or extend my vacation leave by a day and spend it in Bora eating?

I arrived from a family trip to Phuket on a Monday (yes, I know, blog still pending), went home, unpacked then repacked for my Tuesday flight to the island. Somewhere in between I also experienced slight bouts of worry, given that this gig was going to be my very FIRST food shoot EVER. Cue freak out.

I arrived early in the morning and by lunch, was ready to be an "epic epicurean."

We ate our way through bamboo baskets of dimsum at Mongkok and then managed to find room for the pannacotta at Aria. The incredibly addicting aroma of the pizza and the pasta tempted us to practice a low-grade form of bulimia but we overcame the urge. Instead, we had the food wrapped and ate it later on for dinner.

Oh, and somewhere in between this we had coffee, beer and a couple of mango daquiris. Hahaha.
All in one day. Food coma much? I think I spent the whole of Wednesday digesting everything.

Anyway, the photos came out last weekend in the Saturday Super section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Ever the wordsmith, Tals decided to call the entitled "Boracious." Hehe.

Having said that... zees ees za food at Aria... the product of my first food shoot:

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Clockwise from left: pannacotta al cicollato, seafood pesto pizza/tagliatelle with asparagus and prosciutto, the cigarillo (spelling?).

Other food shots are on my pbase gallery. Take the leap by clicking this.


Blogger Karlo said...

Evil photos. I'm on a diet!

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my...not in front of a starving man.
I should practice food shots...just for the consumption part.


1:21 AM  
Anonymous MAORi said...


3:38 PM  
Blogger grand puppet mistress said...


5:58 PM  
Blogger wanggo said...

Heard about this. Congratulations on your foray into photography for food. Aria is a great place to eat in Bora, though I didn't even go in my last trip... But that's okay. What makes Boracay amazing is the island itself. It makes enjoying things much easier.

Glad you got to go! And for free too!

Miss you, Kage, darling!

9:57 AM  

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