Month: May 2015

Pyrenees Café

The Pyrenees Café was originally opened in 1899 and has been an iconic Bakersfield establishment serving old-world Basque dishes from the very beginning. Recently (September of 2014) The Pyrenees Café has been rescued from decades of slow decay by its new owners Julie and Rod Crawford who have revitalized the venerable business into an invigorating…


Morning Espresso

Taking the advice of Scott Libolt (a colleague photographer/Art Director and dear friend), I decided to experiment today using available light to produce food photography with the intent to give my images the appearance of occurring more naturally in the true “Still Life” style. By carefully crafting the set in front of the glass brick…


Food Photography Portfolio (click to see)

Appetizers Beverages Entree Salads Desserts Other Items Venue Decor


Delicious Pastry from Westridge Market, Ojai

Westridge Market: Fruit Tart Fruit Tart from Westridge Market Ojai, CA. The China is Hutschenreuther of Selb Bavaria and is the 1955 Alice pattern. The Sterling silver pastry fork with mother of pearl handle is an original early 20th century Shreve’s of San Fransisco. Nikon D800 Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8 Macro, Nikon CLS light control. ©2015…


Blue: MOMO KAWA Sake

I have been concentrating lately on my Food Photography and Culinary Arts portfolio. This image is of a MOMO KAWA Rice Wine (Sake) bottle photographed in studio using my new “Strip Light” soft boxes and shot with a Nikon D800 through Nikkor AF 180mm F/2.8 prime lens. Each soft box (one on either side) housed…


Krush Wine Bar & Fine Dining

Krush Wine, Bar and Restaurant, located at 10500 Hageman Rd in Bakersfield, California (http://www.krushbar.com/home) Call them to make reservations at: (661) 695-8018 One of the finest dining experiences in the greater Bakersfield area.  Executive Chef Bruce Tisler has created an amazingly scrumptious menu based loosely on classic French cuisine of “old School” Julia Child recipes…


Kern River Brewing Company

Gravity Check is Locally brewed IPA from the Kern River Brewing Company.

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Get a Handle on your Asparagus

Editorial image depicting Asparagus as a paint brush for an article describing various methods of preparing this perplexing vegetable. Published in The Dinning Divas online magazine using the tag line of “Get a Handle on your Asparagus”. Shot in studio using all practical effects (no Photoshop needed) I found an old paintbrush out in the…


Food Photography Thoughts

Here at the Art of Eric James Studios we take great pride in crafting the highest quality images to faithfully reproduce your culinary creations to a hungry audience. Food photography and video production is a specialization of commercial photography, aimed at producing attractive images and video of food for use in advertisements, packaging, restaurants publications…