GQ.com has posted a list of Portland’s best restaurants compiled by Hugo’s chef, Rob Evans. Bresca is #8 on the list and the photo used is one I took as part of a restaurant photo project, called ‘The Kitchens Project.’ Continue reading GQ.com
It’s been some time since I’ve made updates to my site, and I hope to remedy that problem. What’s happening now: I currently have a photograph up at SPACE as part of ‘Free for all 2’. It’s from the Kitchen’s Project series, which I have hopes to continue with. The image I selected was from the wonderful Portland restaurant Evangeline. Images from that series need … Continue reading 2010: The year we made updates
Recently I was in Rockland and Owl’s Head, Maine photographing Primo Restaurant. Emily Lowe, a college classmate, is the head vegetable grower. Her days are filled with planting seeds, harvesting vegetables from the gardens and greenhouses and assisting with planning the menu based on the results. The chef, Melissa Kelly, is a James Beard Award winner and she kind enough to allow me in to … Continue reading Primo
Congrats to Bresca for making Conde Nast magazine’s hot list, joining a prestigious list of 105 other restaurants from AROUND THE WORLD. It’s been a pleasure working with Krista Kern, who has been nothing but gracious. I had some hint that there would be a mention as she’d asked me to return to Bresca after my initial photographs were made to shoot more. Alas, the … Continue reading Bresca/The Kitchens Project
Fourteen members of the Maine College of Art staff will display work at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA from January 2 to January 26, 2008. An opening reception is scheduled for First Friday, January 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Participating artists are Nik Bsullak ’99, Jay Cornell ’03, Jill Dalton ’99, David Gillis, Erin Hutton ’99, Rachel Katz ’00 MFA, Colleen Kinsella, … Continue reading From the Inside IV
I love art and coincidence. Earlier this year, two cds were released that contain photography by me; one by my brother’s band Bullyclub, the other by my friend, Elli Gray. I consider myself fairly sharp, but it took me until a few days ago to realize, both are connected to my current interest in food and restaurants, though neither covers were conceived by me. View … Continue reading Tasty Music
In July I started a new photographic series I’m calling “The Kitchens Project”. I’ll be photographing in Maine bakeries and restaurant kitchens. My “ins” thus far have been friends who own or work in kitchens. I started the project by photographing Zu Bakery [link|photos] in South Freeport, which is run by Barak Olins, former chef/owner of the original Cafe Uffa. I’ve also photographed The West End Deli [info|photos] on Spring Street in Portland (thanks to my friend Abby and others there).
Next up is likely Bresca at 111 Middle Street in Portland. It’s the former site of Marty’s Luncheonette, a restaurant owned by my great aunt and uncle, Mary and Marty.
“One Flesh: Documenting Gender, Sex and Sexuality” will once again be exhibited. This showing will take place at the School of the Museum of the Fine Arts in Boston as part of a themed show on race, gender, and sexuality in the 21st century. “Hijacking the Future: Hugs and Kisses” Opening: Tuesday, Feb 27, 2007 5-8pm Exhibition Dates: February 22 – March 22 Donnelly First … Continue reading Boston Exhibition (Update)
New year, new exhibition. Three of my photos will be included in the annual Maine College of Art staff exhibition at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA. The work is a little different from what I typically show, but it didn’t feel like either the right venue or time to show the still untitled hate crime/speech work.
I also designed the postcard. Over Christmas I noticed it was upside down on my mother’s refrigerator, always a good sign. The image is from the inside of the Porteous building in the 30’s or 40’s, I also added the store’s logo. It’s a bit of an homage to Warhol’s purposely, mis-registered screen prints (like it wasn’t obvious).
It is First Friday that night, so make the rounds and load up on free wine, cheese and crackers – oh yeah, and see some artwork too.
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA
522 Congress Street
Show runs: January 5 – 20, 2007 (it may open sooner)
Opening: First Friday, January 5th 5-8pm