still-life photography

color blocking // y e l l o w by jamie atlas

It’s SPRING and the birds are chirping and the flowers are popping and…it’s been raining quite a bit lately, actually…but sunshine is slowly and surely burning through the clouds. So it’s a fitting time to round out my color blocked gallery series with YELLOW. It’s a self-indulgent and satisfying exercise to pour over your own previous work and play different images against each other. Some of these images were produced years ago, but many are from the last year or so…and all are available for license. You can find my work at Getty, Tetra Images, and Stocksy United.

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cocktail // the spring fling by jamie atlas

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It’s FINALLY HERE…tomorrow is the FIRST DAY OF SPRING!! It may still be cold and windy, but hope is on the horizon, my friends. Before we know it the flowering trees will be out and I’ll be back to my creepily giddy self. Here’s a blast from the past, from Marisa’s and my blogging days - a cocktail worthy of the vernal equinox. We found the recipe via Martha Stewart years ago, but renamed it after a party we called the Spring Fling, which we threw to kick off our blog, Chasing Saturdays (R.I.P. CS!). So pour yourself one and let’s kiss winter gooooooodbyyyyyyyye. Original post, with recipe, over here!

color blocking // B L U E by jamie atlas

When I have a chance to stop hustling and constantly looking forward at the next things to shoot, shoot, shoot, it can be really satisfying to look b a c k over the archive of work I’ve created in the past, to cull through my body of work and see how images play differently next to each other. Instead of always pouring over Pinterest and Instagram, I can inspire my own damn self for a change! Ha. For no apparent reason (or for the best reason ever, of just entertaining myself), I decided to blog a series of galleries of my work organized by color. A lot of these were taken in 2018, but some are from a few years past. First up, B L U E…

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cocktail // ode to a negroni by jamie atlas

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I'm having a major love affair with Campari these days...the crisp and bitter punch of flavor is the perfect antidote to a grey winter day. A splash of Campari topped with seltzer is a lovely little aperitivo to whet your appetite while you cook up something warm and cozy- but my cocktail of choice, when it's time for something more festive, is a negroni. It's uniquely bitter and citrusy and bright - and editing the images from this recent commercial shoot has me counting down the days til Friday. Cheers!

CLASSIC NEGRONI

1 oz. gin

1 oz. Campari

1 oz. sweet vermouth

Combine the ingredients in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Stir well until chilled, twist a thin piece of orange peel over the drink, for aromatics, and use the peel as garnish.

 

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cocktail // tinto de verano by jamie atlas

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Translated literally, tinto de verano means "red wine of summer." That sums up pretty much everything I need to know. As a throwback to Marisa's and my bloggin' days, here's a link to one of my favorite cocktails we ever posted about...a perfect beverage for a summer kick-off this holiday weekend! Find the full post and recipe here. Cheers!!