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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 ( 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.


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…

The Mark Restaurant

The Mark Restaurant 1623 19th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 Phone: (661) 322-7665 ©2014 Eric James Swearingen #ArtofEricJames  

Bakersfield Magazine Cover: Moo Creamery

Moo Creamery is located at 4885 Truxtun Ave. in Bakersfield, CA 93309 (Phone: 661.861.1130) The shop is quite difficult to find but well worth seeking out. The resent reconstruction by the Bakersfield City planners (Oxymoron) has left Moo creamery without a proper off avenue access. So if you have never been there before, it is…

Doritos® Crash the Superbowl Commercial

Doritos® Curiosity: Mars Landing was entered in the 2012 Doritos® Crash the Superbowl commercial competition under the title of “Planet Doritos”. We did not place, but had a great time with this production. (Guess we were ahead of our time) Many thanks to the crew and cast: Director/Writer: Eric James Swearingen Producer/Audio: Dave Pracy Cinematographer:…

TV for Commercial for La Mina Cantina 2004

Broadcast Television commercial produced back in 2004 for La Mina Cantina in Bakersfield, CA. Shot entirely on a Panasonic HMC-150 camera and edited in Adobe Premiere 5 with motion graphic produced in Adobe After Effects 5.5