GEV Magazine Correspondents

Deborah Grossman Deborah Grossman

Senior Food & Wine Contributor

Deborah is a San Francisco Bay Area journalist who explores wine regions around the world meeting passionate winemakers, walking their vineyards and tasting the pride of their cellars. With a focus on life at the table, her articles present tempting perspectives on culinary heritage and wine culture. Her interviews have ranged from vintners Francis Ford Coppola and John Madden (yes, both own vineyards!) to culinary icons Michael Mina and Alice Waters. Deborah judges wine from California and Oregon to New York and participates in international wine events from Italy and Chile to Moldova.

Deborah grew up in Delaware, “The First State,” and ventured to London for graduate school and a year’s professional work at the University of London. She can speak Cockney English, a modicum of French and several tasty Italian food and wine words. She eats dessert first and believes laughter and wine offer the shortest distance between two people.

In addition to GEV magazine, Deborah contributes to publications such as Wine Enthusiast, The Tasting Panel, Drink Me magazine, Berkeleyside.com, and National Culinary Review. She blogs at iSanté magazine. Contact Deborah at deborah@gevmag.com

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Tamara GormanTamara Strasser

Lifestyle Correspondent

Tamara focuses on the exciting world of exceptional people and exclusive places, writing about their activities, their tastes, and their celebrated accomplishments and how they shape the world in which we live. The U.C. Davis graduate spent 15 years in the beauty industry as a fashion model and consultant before moving behind the camera as a cultural anthropologist. Living and traveling throughout Mexico, she studied the people and culture learning and writing about their food, style, art, and all other aspects which make up a culture. Upon returning to the U.S., Tamara turned her attention once again to Northern California. Having developed close relationships and friendships with Napa Valley chefs and winemakers, Tamara fell in love with the area and romance of the wine industry. Taking classes in one of the top viticulture and enology schools, she found the field to be a perfect blend of science, art, food, entertainment, and travel.

For the past 13 years, she has been on a quest to become as healthy as possible while learning as much as she can about food and fashion. “I truly believe they both shape our bodies and are rich media for studying the symbolic nature of self-awareness and cultural interaction.” Tamara is currently interested in the emergence of a “foodie” nation and a growing movement to eliminate those things we deem bad for us (nitrates, high fructose corn syrup, glutens, etc.). “We are learning to appreciate where our food comes from again, but how far are most of us willing to go? Understanding what organic means doesn’t mean we’re ready to embrace everything.” She lives on Folsom Lake in Granite Bay with her son, two dogs, and two cats.

Contact Tamara at tamara@gevmag.com

 

Rey Del FierroRey Del Fierro

Lifestyle Photojournalist

Since college, Rey Del Fierro has been an avid photography enthusiast documenting all precious life moments through photos. He also adds that working with film back then really gave him the patience and discipline to capture images with the desired lighting and the appropriate time which brings out their “je ne sais quoi”. Work and family life eventually took over and it wasn’t until a few years ago that Rey found himself picking up a camera again. Initially working with landscapes and still life photography, he found much pleasure in taking with him a memory provided by Mother Nature. It was also during this time that he felt he needed to really embrace his passion for this craft so Rey started to become an active participant in photography meetup groups around the Bay Area. It was the exact break he need from his day job.

In a short time, Rey had soaked as much wisdom from talented photographers as he could and considered them as vital mentors. This gave him an opportunity to become fully immersed with the local fashion industry. Nowadays you’ll see Rey traipsing about with his camera covering local fashion, food and wine events, but it’s his concert coverage we love the most. He adds, “I have a special place in my heart for music and make it a point to watch about 20 concerts a year. There’s something magical about a live performance. I enjoy listening to the radio but concerts allow you to interact with the artists and learn more about the story behind each song. That’s what I hope to capture through my photos and it gives me so much joy to be able to share them with the world.”

You can connect with Rey here

Matthew BrandaliseMatthew Brandalise

Food & Fashion Photojournalist

Matthew is a corporate attorney specializing in mergers & acquisitions and commercial transactions for a technology company in Silicon Valley. When he is not working, he is typically photographing things or spending time with his wife and three wonderful boys. He loves to travel and explore unfamiliar things… and ultimately photograph them. A lover of good food, great music, Matthew has a deep admiration for artists & musicians. He’s loved photography since he was nine, when he found an old twin reflex camera in a box of things in his father’s garage. Since then, he’s always seemed to have a camera with him. He’s played and experimented with film and digital photography consistently over the years, but things really went to the next level once he had kids. He spent many years photographing all sorts of sporting events and activities for them. Matthew found it to be a great vehicle for improving his skills as a photographer and ultimately giving him the confidence to branch out into other areas of photography. You can check out Kevin’s work at www.brandalisephoto.com

Ramon OrlanesRamon Orlanes 

Food & Fashion Photojournalist

Ramon only got serious with photography last year. Since then, he has traipsed the streets of New York to cover numerous events as well as engagement photo shoots. He has also collaborated with other people in the industry for runway and editorial fashion spreads. The one thing that has really sustained his love for photography is the passion to try and capture priceless moments. Ramon also currently works as Director of IT of a software company headquartered in NY with presence in major cities in the world, Toronto, Vancouver, Tokyo, London, Paris, Brisbane, Mumbai, and others. You can check out his work at www.sessionsny.com

 

Robert J Lopez

Robert J. Lopez

Lifestyle Photojournalist

Robert Lopez is a bay area native who is highly skilled for the digital age. Robert recently graduated from California State University, East Bay with a BFA degree in Studio Art and an emphasis on photography and graphic design. He is a passionate individual who continues to excel and go beyond his reach to assist others in need.

Robert has worked as a photographer and designer for his company, Robert Lopez Studio. Assignments that he has worked on in the past year involve: CSU Monterey Bay Summer Arts workshop, Colleen Quen FOTS documentary, Vitae Magazine for CSUEB, Startup Weekend East Bay and most recently, “Flux” for GEV magazine.

You can check out Robert’s work at: www.robertlopezstudio.com

 

Mart LimcangcoMart Limcangco

Food Photojournalist

Mart is an aspiring food stylist, and as such he always wants to present food in its best light. He aims to capture the angles of the dish which best entices a person’s craving. Achieving a Diploma in Digital Photography and the completion of a Bachelor in Business Administration, Mart’s career has led to an ongoing passion for food which started at a young age with the influence of his father. His passion for photography started in 2006 because of Vincent Gotti who continually inspired him growing up, nurturing his love of photography and demonstrating its essential purpose. He aims to portray a view of food in its full effect; not only in colors and presentation, but most importantly in its visual appeal, so it incites hunger in the viewer. Capturing visual presentations of his own food; homemade dishes, family recipes and recipes of his own, Mart becomes consumed with the love and passion of food. His addiction to food has led Mart to believe that “every person deserves a good portrait; food should be treated the same way.”

You can learn more about him at http://ifocusphotography.weebly.com/

Angelo PalazzoAngelo Palazzo

Lifestyle Photojournalist

Angelo Palazzo is a Los Angeles based Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel Photographer. In the last two years, Angelo has delved fully into his passion for photography and has been completely immersed in this world he loves so much. He has been receiving lots of attention for his work and was recently invited to shoot Los Angeles Style Fashion Week Runway for various designers, blogs and magazines. He also shoots numerous nightlife events around Los Angeles and is a passionate travel photographer. As a travel photographer, Angelo shoots for various yoga retreats around the world and recently completed work in Peru for a Los Angeles based yoga company.

Angelo attended UCLA on a Track and Field scholarship and earned a degree in Cultural Anthropology. He has spent the last 15 years building a successful career in Film and Television Post Production and has contributed sound design to many feature film, including Silver Linings Playbook, Frozen, Sex and the City, Predators, and Sin City 2. His work has been nominated many times for MPSE Golden Reel Awards and in 2000 was part of the sound design team that won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing for U-571. He works consistently for many of the major Hollywood studios, including Warner Brothers, Sony, Disney and Fox and currently supervises the sound design at Warner Bros for the hit FOX TV show Sleephollow.

Angelo is also an avid sailor and races with the Santa Monica based race team, AVET Racing. Last summer he sailed and photographed the Adriatic Coast of Croatia and this Summer, 2014 you can find him along Amalfi Coast of Italy doing two of the things he loves dearly: sailing and photography.

You can learn more about him at www.angelopalazzo.com | Facebook | Instagram | IMDB

Caity ShreveCaity Shreve

Fashion Correspondent

Caity is a San Francisco-based writer, stylist, and blogger. After leaving UC Berkeley she moved to San Francisco to pursue a career in Finance – And these days you can find her working full time for a Bay Area hedge fund, running a fashion & lifestyle blog, Moi Contre La Vie, doing freelance writing for local magazines & blogs, and pursuing styling work on the side.

Her passions include fashion, food, and fitness, and these are the topics that she often tackles in her writing. To date she’s written pieces that range from runway show coverage, local designer collection reviews, and Bay Area event reporting to vegan, gluten-free recipes, beginners workouts & healthy living tips.

You can contact her & learn more at moicontrelavie.com

Kimberley Lovato

Food and Travel Correspondent

Kimberley is a freelance writer and award-winning author whose travel and lifestyle articles have appeared in national and international publications and websites including National Geographic Traveler, AFAR, American Way, Executive Travel, Easy Jet Traveller, Condé Nast Traveller, Ryan Air, Virgin Voyeur, leitesculinaria.com, frommers.com and many more.

Her culinary travel book, Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves, about the Dordogne region of France won the 2012 Gold Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers and her essay, Lost and Liberated, won a Bronze, and was published in Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 8. She is also the author of a Michelin Guide to Brussels, where she lived for six years.

When she’s not satiating her wanderlust by planning a new trip or her annual pilgrimage to France, she resides in San Francisco where she is a BBC Passport Blog correspondent, a student in Stanford’s Creative Writing Certificate Program, a founder of Weekday Wanderlust, a local travel writer reading series, a member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto, a wife, and a brave mother of a teenaged girl.

Read more about her work at www.kimberleylovato.com


Awnalee Morr

Food and Fashion Correspondent

Premiere Stylist for GEV who is also with Red Haute and Co. http://redhauteandco.com/community.html

Awnalee Morr is passionate about sustainability and design. Her goal is to wed fashion and environmentalism together. She is inspired by Mother Nature and our world and hopes to make the fashion industry sustainable in all facets.

“My personal style is a mix of Bohemian and modern”, she loves to play with color and texture. She believes “style comes from within and no matter how the gown fits, it will only look as good as you feel”.

 

Alex Baguio

Food, Fashion and Travel Photojournalist

Alex travels extensively, looking to fill his lens with images of new and different cultures in their architectural and natural surroundings. He waits for the photographer’s perfect moment when the sun creates new stories in the shadows and combines with simple lines and curves of his subject. His greatest joy is in capturing the song of color from people in their native garb or in the perfect rush that comes when he shoots the pure texture of a breeze through a valley of nature. Alex studied at New School and International Center of Photography in New York and has been recognized and awarded both in the local and global arenas for his superb work in fashion and portraiture photography. His photos have been published in the BBC News, Sky News, and New York Times Fall in Europe edition. Recently Alex has been honored by Canon for his photography “In the Parks”. He’s been the consistent 1st Place winner at the Pictorial Photographers of America since 2011. You can check out Alex’ weekly GEV Magazine blog column at Alexified Urban Glam

Mac Rogers

Food and Wine Correspondent

Mac is not your typical food and wine guy. By day, he is a Real Estate Broker/Owner of Albert Rogers Realty. He is also a Certified Health Coach with Take Shape for Life and is committed to helping clients in their journey to reaching optimal health. When he is not working, he enjoys riding his bike, playing basketball and snowboarding in the winter. He loves to take his family for great adventures and also revels in exploring different places. Mac loves food, any food, but he is gaining a passion for foods prepared with fresh and organic ingredients and maintains that good food is an excellent source of energy that our bodies need. He is very conscious of processed foods and diligently avoids them whenever possible. He loves wine especially when paired with simple dishes. Mac earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of San Francisco.

You can learn more about Mac at www.albertrogersrealty.com

Erin Eckert

Erin EckertFashion and Lifestyle Correspondent

Southern California native Erin Eckert has built her reputation on the elite social scene & has made amazing friends and business contacts within the fashion & lifestyle communities. Erin is the owner of her own accessory collection & her entrepreneurial spirit has helped her grow businesses in both fashion and real estate. She started in the entertainment world as a child actress and professional model who enjoyed musical theater and appeared in national television commercials. To fulfill her creative passion, Erin earned her degree in Graphic Communications and went on to enjoy working for advertising and clothing companies designing logos, merchandise & marketing/promotional materials.

Erin then resumed her career as a popular runway & informal model for companies such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., Salvatore Ferragamo, Cartier, Macy’s and Nordstrom. This ultimately led her to become Fashion Coordinator for a well-known retail chain. Switching gears for a while, Erin became Assistant to a top-producing Realtor and decided that with her connections it made more sense to utilize her skills to become a successful agent in her own right.

Erin was drawn back to the fashion world and began working closely with Red Haute and Co. as their Fashion & Corporate Event Coordinator. She is astute, with a keen eye for detail and has the ability to translate fashion into helping produce innovative events. Her exceptional organizational & communication skills make her an absolute asset in this fast-paced business. Most recently she was in charge of producing Fashion’s Night Out 2012 for the City of El Segundo. Erin is always on the VIP lists for chic events, product launches and restaurant openings. Her large social network makes her a sought after guest when it comes to spreading the word about the hippest hot spots and places to be seen! You can learn more about Erin at redhauterocknroll.com

Kelli DaleyKelli Daley

Fashion and Food Correspondent

Kelli has always had an eye and a love for fashion and has been able to harness that passion by working with Red Haute & Co. She has worked with Red Haute & Co. since 2013 as a production assistant and stylist and is now looking forward to documenting more of her chosen passions through GEV. Kelli’s favorite thing to do is pull and style looks for the runway, for photo shoots, and of course for herself. She knows the ins and outs of the restaurant industry as well, working as a server and manager for 6 years. Kelli is currently a student at San Jose State full time and is pursuing a B.S. in Public Relations. She will be studying abroad in Paris and Madrid over the summer of 2014. After graduating, she hopes to stay in the fashion and event production industry.

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Brian WongBrian Wong

Lifestyle Photojournalist

Brian’s interest in photography started when he was in college, and over time this interest became a passion. He was constantly captivated with the way light interacts with everything, and how it is constantly illuminating new perspectives that can alter one’s perception of reality. In search of these immersive images, photography has taken him through the culinary world and construction for the past five years.

Additionally, Brian studied architecture at UC Berkeley and worked in Construction Management for close to a decade. However, being raised with watercolor artists for parents, Brian didn’t fall far from the tree. He’s now a full time photographer and as a photographer, nothing gives him more joy than composing a moment in time for his clients. You can learn more about Brian at www.bwongphotography.com

Mary HuynhMary Huynh

Lifestyle Photojournalist

Mary is a lifestyle photographer specializing in portraiture and visual storytelling through image captures of people in authentic moments. With each client she’s worked with, there exists true emotions and individualistic qualities that she seeks to document. Her first exposure to photography started twelve years ago when she learned to shoot with film, eventually moving over to digital. She gravitates towards ethereal dynamic lighting, whimsical elements, and candid expressions of her subjects. Things that motivate her include challenging outdoor adventures, meeting inspiring characters in travel, animals including her lab-terrier-pit Juno, and her highly-spirited husband Brian Wong. You can learn more about Mary at www.maryhuynhphotography.com.

Karie Zarsky Bennett

Beauty and Fashion Correspondent

Karie Bennett likes to stay busy. Actually, that’s an understatement. She recently celebrated her 30th year as a hairdresser and her 15th as a multi-location salon owner by diving into a second career–as a writer, and a third, as a salon business consultant and keynote speaker. Her salons, Atelier Salonspa and Atelier Studio, both located at Santana Row, (www.ateliersalon.com) are constantly winning top honors from industry organizations, including the prestigious NAHA Salon Master of Business Award in 2011. A favorite of the fashion show and photo shoot circuit, she is often found leading beauty teams behind the scenes, and her styling work has been featured on the covers of Gentry, South Bay Accent, Scene magazine, Salon Today magazine, and GEV, as well as on the fashion runways for Santana Row, Valley Fair, multiple charity organizations and Vitamin Water’s Fashion Challenge in partnership with Red Haute and Co., and HMM Models.

She is working her way through Stanford’s Writer’s Studio program, is a contributing writer for Salon Today magazine, and is also the Small Business examiner for San Jose’s examiner.com, in addition to being one of GEV’s Correspondents. Contact Karie at karie@kariebennett.com.

Visit her salon website
http://www.ateliersalon.com

Camille Espiritu

Food and Fashion Correspondent

Camille is a Bay Area native, who is currently majoring in Marketing at the University of San Francisco. Her love for putting together great colors and patterns has translated into a love for fashion and art. Camille now wants to take her love for fashion and art on to a professional level. Growing up with a heavy performing arts background, she always loved the art industry and now wants to explore other areas. Besides her academics, she enjoys reading and writing in her blog. Her blog expresses her love for Disney, which is a company she has always looked up to both as a business student and a fan. You can learn more about Camille’s experience at www.linkedin.com/in/cmespiritu/ or follow her at instagram itscamille_ann and twitter @itscamille_ann .

Nash BernardoNash Bernardo

Lifestyle Photojournalist

Nash was raised in the Philippines and moved here in the US to study college. He graduated with a BS degree in Computer Information Systems from Kansas Newman University. His passion for photography ignited when he went on his first European trip a few years back. The images that he took from this trip created in him a marked interest to learn more about this craft and sooner than he thought, he was already producing remarkable images full of stories and emotions. Because of his IT background, it became easy and natural for him to immerse himself in digital imaging. His repertoire includes portrait and travel photography, and he is now exploring and training himself in food photography. His free spirit, coupled with his constant thirst for travel, provides him a unique perspective in the images he shoots.

Bridgétt Rex

Fashion Correspondent

Bridgétt  graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A. in Art History/Theory and Criticism. Bridgett has always been fascinated with all aspects of art and fashion and her understanding of the history and theory of art leads her to look forward to future art and fashion designs, styles and trends with great enthusiasm. She believes that most of all fashion should be fun and she expresses that belief through her royally fun blog titled “The Sun Queen”. The motto of her blog is “one crown fits all” because she believes we can all proudly fill the title of “queen” or “king”.

Maria Serquen

Fashion Correspondent

Maria is an energetic and ambitious fashion pr professional with feminine and elegant style. Her passion and drive for her work sometimes leads her to experiment on an eccentric look, unafraid to stretch the boundaries of fashion sensibilities. A recent graduate of Sacramento State University with degrees in Marketing, International Business and Apparel Design, she hopes that her education will be a great compliment to the experience she has gained working in fashion pr and event production over the years. During and after college, Maria was actively involved in multiple fashion shows, photo-shoots and other productions in the Sacramento community.

Her hard work caught the attention of Sacramento Fashion Week where she is now Manager of Public Relations. All of her experience has helped her define her career path in Fashion PR. In the long run, Maria’s career goal include director of Brand Management, Fashion PR Director or the President of a PR Firm in New York or Europe. For guidance she looks to leading experts in the Fashion PR industry such as Ed Filpwoski Co-President of KCD Worlwide, Kelly Cutrone CEO of People’s Revolution, and other leaders who have great insight and lessons to share about the field. Staying quick on her feet, paying attention to detail in the dynamic environment of the ever changing fashion industry is the reason why she works so hard to propel herself to the next level in PR.

Herbert Herrera

Food and Fashion Photojournalist

Your quintessential “Renaissance Man”, Herbert has found his passion for photography during a trip in Europe.  His eye for art and random human interaction makes his work classic, relatable with a penchant for humor. A degree in Medicine brought him and his family to LA then to New York but his heart yearned for the quiet and unassuming life in the south.  He lives in Alabama now and though his day job remains in the medical field…photography, travel, food and golf are his true passions (not necessarily in the order of importance).

Check his website www.herbertherrera.com to know more about his work.

 

Vicente Corona / VCrown

Food and Fashion Photojournalist

VCrown is a photographer specializing in Lifestyle Photography traveling between Palo Alto, CA, USA, and Spain. When shooting, he looks for a certain presence and appeal; moments of intensity and passion in the subject’s gesture. He loves capturing personalities on film and has a fondness for food and fashion. His extensive world travelling paved the way for him to pick up his camera and augment his professional eye for photography.

Past projects include documenting Gastronomy: the Best of San Pellegrino Lists Chefs and Michelin Stars like Ferran Adría, Joan Roca and their dishes; Backstage Fashion and Street Fashion for Max Mara Spain and designers like Oday Shakar and Beverly Feldman Shoes. Flamenco Dancers; Chelsea Flower Show in London; Private Gardens of Europe and Botanical Photography at they Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid. He is currently exploring Social Design Photography and Human Cartography. He is a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Network.

VCrown is an a renowned street photographer born in spain that just moved to California. His specialties include: action & fashion, portrait, editorial, luxury lifestyle, high-end restaurant photos, street style, street photography, product photography and events.

Visit his blog vcrown.com/blog

Kenya AissaKenya Aissa

Food and Fashion Correspondent

Kenya Aissa is a fashion editor, writer, blogger and makeup artist who sidelines as an urban gardener. She, her husband, and their produce-loving preschooler grow almost all of their food using every inch of available growing space at their home. They’re known to throw impromptu dinner parties, and have also cooked at events for up to 500 people. Kenya has joined her knowledge as a licensed esthetician with her interest in food and nutrition, and has been researching, writing and blogging about the correlation between nutrition and beautiful skin for several years. Kenya and her husband enjoy traveling the world in search of unique, delicious foods, and have been to many foodie hotspots including Spain, France, Switzerland, Mexico, West Africa, and most recently, Puerto Rico. They plan to continue eating and photographing their way around the Bay Area and the world. Kenya can be followed on her website/blog, www.rubyenvybeauty.com.

Carlos RodriguesCarlos Rodrigues

Lifestyle and Fashion Photojournalist

Carlos was born and raised in Lisbon and is now he’s now working as a full-time professional photographer in the city that see he grew up loving the most. Since the age of twelve Carlos has been fascinated with capturing images especially because of his family who has played a major role in influencing him in his chosen hobby.  In 2000, he worked on freelance photography in Fashion, Advertising, and Sports which eventually led him to further his craft by attending a photography course in ETIC ( Escola de Tecnologias Inovação e Criação) in 2002-2002. Today Carlos is one of the official photographers of Estoril Tennis Open and Portuguese Tour, two of the most important international sports events held in Portugal. He also works for several press agencies, model agencies and magazines around the world. Among his clients are Rock in Rio, Holmes Place, The draft Mag, The View Mag, Penteados Moda, João Lagos Sports, Grupo Jerónimo Martins, France Football, Futebolista and Grupo PT Comunicações.

Visit his website www.carlosrodriguesphoto.com

Jay Huffman

Food & Travel Correspondent

A San Diego native, Jay spent the last eight years cultivating his affinity for fine food and tech-haus music in San Francisco. After a brief stint writing for a creative audio storytelling agency in Portland, he jumped across the pond to delve deeper into the minimalistic music scene and gritty foodie culture of Berlin; he promises to avoid jokes about traditional German dishes (they’re the wurst).

Follow him on twitter @JayHuffmanLIVE

Kaleo Ferreira

Fashion Correspondent

Kaleo Ferreira better known as Prince Kaleo is a San Francisco and Bay Area based wardrobe stylist & owner of The Armoire Closet, a vintage & modern high-end designer clothing boutique located in Fremont, CA which specializes in bringing you a unique yet classic collection. Most of their pieces comprise of select and hard to find pieces which is great for people in search of “fun one-of-a-kind classic couture”. Art is also something he has always had a love for – whether it be visual, graphic, design, the list definitely goes on. His main passions though are music, photography & fashion. Kaleo has traveled to New York, Los Angeles and performed as a recording artist with a band named Vocal Point. He works purely because he loves what he does. Kaleo wants to uplift fellow artists and would love to inspire other people with similar dreams to continue to pursue them through the way he embraces his craft.

You can follow him and his life journey via: facebook.com/princekaleo

 

Kanoa Utler

Food & Fashion Photojournalist

Kanoa took photography in high school in hopes to strengthen his cinematography skills for film and was hooked. Since then Kanoa has photographed for the largest fashion show in the west coast, traveled and photojournaled his humanitarian work in Haiti, worked with a handful of local and international designers, captured numerous amounts of amazing moments for weddings, photographed hundreds of portraits of babies, families, and couples, as well as have his work posted in magazines, blogs, and other articles. With only two years of professional experience and already so many milestones that have been surpassed it’s a wonder what is in store for him.

His style is continually evolving as his knowledge of photography grows and his skills are being fine-tuned. “visual poetry” is what he has heard his work called as he combines the beauty of life and the artistry unparalleled and distinction creating a fusion of harmony and mood to his images. He continues to post articles that will inform and inspire other artists as well as inform potential clients, as well as bring out the best in every client as he creates and captures dynamic and alluring photographs. Not just capturing but creating moments that will hopefully been seen as timeless. You can check out Kanoa’s work at www.kanoautler.com


Regard Tang

Food & Fashion Correspondent

Regard is a Los Angeles based makeup artist who was born in Hong Kong and raised in San Francisco. Beyond makeup, she is a pure food lover and food is a major motivation for her every day. Regard got her Advertising degree after working in marketing for few years, and then she deemphasized her major and chased after her dream of becoming a makeup artist. Within two short years, her work was published in WPPI and a few different local magazines, as well as Cosmo Bride China and Elle Wedding Hong Kong. Doing wedding makeup is part of her career journey, and her real passion is fashion and commercial makeup. In her free time, Regard could spend hours and hours searching for inspiration for her artistry.  Creating beautiful images is her life. You can check out Regard’s work at www.regardingmakeup.com

Kevin Osmond Man

Food & Fashion Photojournalist

Food has been a passion of Kevin since he was young. He was born in Indonesia, moved to Hong Kong and eventually made his way to America at the age of 11. Being diverse in the origins of his culinary taste may have been a gift – a byproduct, really, of being relocated to and from Asian and American cuisine and culture when he was young. Kevin was a spontaneous boy with many creative obsessions ranging from culinary art to illustration and movies. At the age of 17 his life took a turn when he was deciding between colleges and career paths; was it culinary arts or illustration? Ultimately he chose the graphic arts, and after 2 1/2 Yrs of Illustration coursework at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco, destiny took its course when he decided to study photography. Little did he know this one particular course group would lead him to many opportunities and ultimately a career that he loved. With his new chosen path, Kevin is now a full time fashion photographer. Not only has he found his true passion in photography, he also has been given the opportunity to study his love of food through the lens of his camera. Kevin is now residing in Los Angeles continuing his dream of ruling the world, or so he says. You can check out Kevin’s work at www.osmondstudio.com

Anthony Rogers

Fashion Photojournalist

Anthony is a Fashion and Lifestyle photographer based in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Anthony is originally from the small farm town of Tri-Cities, Washington. Anthony’s cliental list is vast and continuing to grow at such a young age, he has shot lookbooks for local SF Designers/brands, worked with the most premiere agencies in SF, LA, Seattle, and New York, to assisting backstage at Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Neiman Marcus. Anthony’s aspirations hope to take him to the far east, Asia is the destination of his dreams. Anthony is inspired by many aspects of art that make up his personal fashion work, it could be simply from a chorus in a song to a specific hairstyle or wardrobe piece! You could characterize his style as organic and fluid, a breath of fresh air some say. In his spare time, Anthony likes to retouch for SF and LA clothing brands. He also enjoys collecting magazines from all parts of the world! Anthony’s work can be seen on his website: www.neovisualismphoto.com

Rachel Anne Calabia

Food Correspondent

Rachel started writing and editing before she completed her bachelor’s degree in Asian and Third World Literature. She was involved with the research and production of several books on Philippine arts, including the Sanghaya Yearbook series which was funded by the National Commission of Culture and the Arts. Aside from an enduring interest in Asian arts and popular culture, Rachel has worked for non-profit organizations that deal economic and environmental issues in developing nations. During a brief break from writing, she went to a couple of culinary schools. She spent a few years baking professionally. Recently she packed up her favorite novels and cook books and moved to Oakland, California, where she is now based. You can check out her personal blog at luckyparkinggirl.com

 

Dr. Katerina Rozakis

Food & Health Correspondent

Dr. Katerina Rozakis, Ph.D, LCSW, DAPA, BCIM “Think, Move and Eat Beautiful to Be Beautiful” Dr. Katerina Rozakis is a passionate psychotherapist, natural health educator, coach, speaker and writer who makes everything she does an occasion for joy and an opportunity to make positive changes in the physical and emotional lifestyle of others.

In her integrative dance of life, she’s had roles in the beauty and fashion industry, was a teen model, a restaurant owner, inventor and e-tail owner and has a private practice in the Tri-Valley. With over 20 years experience working with people in distress as well as making house calls to homebound people, she knows how precious life is and the challenges that people face. Her mission is to teach others to regain their self-worth. A foodie and health-diva at heart, she also blogs on how to eat beautiful to be beautiful, and how to integrate alternative concepts for wellness. She loves to inspire women to live mindful, healthy, creative, spiritual and successful lives so that they can strut fearlessly down the runway of life.

Visit www.insightservices.webs.com to learn more about her practice and www.lovingbabyinc.com for info on her US Patent Swaddle Blanket.

She is presently creating workshops for women to help them release their goddess, you can visit her new Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ReleaseYourGoddess.

To form a workshop, book a speaking engagement or reserve coaching, contact Dr. Rozakis at: katerinarozakis@gmail.com

Roderick Macabenta (A.K.A. Sardonic Style)

Fashion Correspondent

Derick is a San Francisco based wardrobe stylist and fashion show producer. His passion is truly for creating breathtaking and innovative imagery by marrying the things that inspire him creatively: music, art, theatre, dance, and (of course) fashion. He studied fashion merchandising and fashion styling at City College of San Francisco after taking a year of photography and colour theory classes at Academy of Art University. In his free time he enjoys being part of a hip hop and jazz dance company collaborating with local artists on promoting art and creativity in the Bay Area, and updating his personal blog and portfolio site. You can read more about his fabulous life at www.sardonicstyle.com

christina dunhamChristina Dunham

Lifestyle Correspondent

Christina Dunham is a food & wine fanatic, dromomaniac, bibliophile and sociaholic on a perpetual quest for knowledge (or the next best happy hour deal, whichever comes first). She doesn’t just savor life, she devours it with manic passion, indulging a limitless appetite for adventure and new experiences.

She satisfies her right-brain/creative side through writing, performing, and martial arts. Christina has authored numerous articles on food, lifestyle and entertainment for local and national publications, in addition to having produced, written and hosted dance shows and news & entertainment programs on television. Currently the lead singer for an SF-based cover band, Christina can be found rocking venues including the Fillmore, Hard Rock and AT&T Park.

Her day-job as VP of Marketing & Business Development for Froomz (an online venue marketplace), where she is responsible for nurturing relationships with customers and partners in the event, entertainment, hospitality and tech community, continues to challenge her strategic/analytical side.

Long suffering from wanderlust, she has visited 16 countries in the last 20 years, and fully intends to eat her way through the seven continents. Follow her on Twitter @XtinaDunham.

Rod RoseteRod Rosete

Lifestyle Photojournalist

A San Jose native, Rod graduated with a BS in Biology from the University of California, Riverside. Though his work as a cancer researcher is rewarding, he has always been a student of the arts. Rod is a classically trained pianist through the tutelage of Ophelia Raboca and a sound engineer. Music had to take a side step as larger life events took place, so he picked up his father’s Nikon FM and started shooting film. Visually, his eye became a different storyteller through the lens. What once was documenting his growing family turned into weddings, family portraits, runway shows, fashion shoots, and published editorials. Life is his canvas and his brush is his lens.

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