As promised - here's the new ESTHORIA video: Paris Travel Diary! It's a little shaky, but we hope you enjoy it! :) Just click on the pic below.
As some of you might already know, I'm a photographer who's been working for a publishing company in Vienna for quite a long time now. Esther and I have already produced food photos for more than 20 books,- she basically cooks the meals and I take the photos. And if this wasn't already awesome enough, I recently had the chance to produce the photos for a cookbook by a famous restaurant in Vienna called Hollmann Salon. I had the privilege to observe the restaurant's head chef preparing so many delicious and stunning dishes - while taking step-by-step photos of the process. The finished meals were then properly photographed in the nice ambience of the restaurant and added up to about 30 different food-photos, - not including the step-by-step photos. We started the project last year in autumn and two weeks ago the book was published in the restaurant where the photos were taken. I just want to say that I do not have the intention to brag about this certain project by writing this blogpost,- I just wanted to express how thankful I am for this opportunity, as I consider it a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I have never done anything as exciting and captivating in my professional life before, which is why I felt the strong urge to share my experience with you guys. Whilst I am really proud of my work and everyone was totally happy with the outcome, the project also made me realize just how much I still have to learn and work on. Therefore I absolutely treasure the experiences I gained from this project and sincerely thank all my colleagues for making me a part of it! :)
This is the book, btw! If you want to learn more about it, just click on the pic below! :)
After many busy weeks of work and university preparations I was so happy to finally enjoy a long weekend with my family in my hometown on the countryside. I don't know 'bout you guys but here in Austria the Easter holidays are generally a pretty big deal, since they're linked to so many taditions.
In our family we celebrate the Easter holidays by having a cold plate of food on Easter Saturday (as you can see in the pictures down below), which includes different sorts of meat, spreads, eggs and in our case wonderful italian delicacies that my parents brought home from their trip to Italy. Yumm! :) In the evening we used to drive to the highest spot in our neighbourhood to watch all the Easter fires going on in the valley. However, since noone except me wants to do that anymore, my father had mercy and took a quick evening stroll through town with me, trying to find some Easter fires to stare at for a few minutes and then go home again happy (mostly on my part, I guess). On Easter Sunday we had a visit from my niece, my sister and my grandma with whom we altogether enjoyed a lovely meal that was prepared by my mum. Afterwards we indulged in some awesome chocolate cake that only little Olivia refused to taste and who rather preferred to go for some fruit puree.