For those of you who don't know, this year I started as Edible New Orleans magazine's creative director and photographer. It has been an amazing experience to visually connect readers to culinary stories through my photography and direction. I am proud to announce that our third issue , Edible New Orleans winter 2014, is hitting shelves this weekend.Read More
Matthew Noel blogs about food, food photography, photography, and the
food scenes and culture across south Louisiana including Houma, New Orleans, the
surrounding areas, and travel across the world.
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Life has been going so fast and I figured my birthday would be a great time to stop and reflect back on an epic year. Most importantly I have been blessed with an incredible family. My son is now eleven and funnier than ever! My wife not only is an amazing wife, but an incredible work partner.
Many years ago my family and I started celebrating the day I karate kicked my way into the world by holding Mattober Fest during the month of October. More than just a birthday celebration, it is a revelry of all things awesome! So without delay, here are some of the most memorable moments of my life this year while holding a camera.Read More
Tomorrow night I will be giving a lecture on Food Photography and Adobe Lightroom 5 Work Flow. If you have a love food and photography, (let's face it, if you are from South Louisiana, we love our food to taste and look good), come visit me tomorrow night at the Jefferson Parish Regional Library from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. I will talk about Food is Art- Creating Great Food Photography, 5 Tips for better Food Photography, Lightroom Work Flow, and much more. BE THERE!
Oct 1, 2013 (Tue), 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Jefferson Parish Regional Library
2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058
Fresh produce is always the best way to start off preparing for a delicious meal. You now hear lots of chefs talking about a "farm to table" approach. Look around in your neighborhoods and cities to find local farmers and farmers markets where you can meet the person who planted and picked what you will eat.
Happy 4th of July! Hot dogs, watermelon, and fireworks ring in my head as I think of the upcoming holiday. It really represents what being an American is all about. We thankfully gather around kitchen tables, grills, and picnic blankets to celebrate our nations independence.
On Saturday June 29th Houma, Louisiana gathered at the Houma Civic Center and watched an amazing fireworks show. My son and I were fortunate to have a front row seats on the 9th fairway of the Southern Oaks Golf Club , less than 100 yards from the launch site. Below is an image created that special night.
I have have been wanting to try a photo like this ever since I saw the photography in the Modernist Cookbook. I photographed all the components separately in the same light, then composited them together. I think the result is really fun! This was shot as part of a new look for Reef burgers & poboys in Houma, La. Congrats to my friend and new owner Nick Davaine.
These past few weeks Becky and I have been so busy prepping for "The Best Chefs of Louisiana 2013". Besides the photography, video, and slideshow, we took on managing the ACFNO's social media and became a GOLD level sponsor for the event. This left me with little time to write. So in honor of all those food photography fans, come up to Becky or myself and mention FINDING FLAVORS and we will give you a custom button for you to sport. I just have a hand full, so get them early! We hope to see you at the event!
Last month I had the opportunity to do some aerial photography for the Terrebonne Tourism Board. Living in the area I hadn't viewed my home town from above and it turned out to be spectacular! We even took off the doors the helicopter. The trip started out by circling downtown Houma, La and then heading out toward the Gulf of Mexico. The whole time I kept thinking that I can't believe I get to do this for a living. A couple of the photos are below. You can find out more about tourism in the area at houmatravel.com
Last night the American Culinary Federation New Orleans chaperter held their annual "Best Chefs of Louisiana" award ceremony and fundraising gala. What a spectacular group of chef and congratulations to all.
I was on an assignment for the Terrebonne Parish Tourism Board videoing and photographing a Mardi Gras float den. This is where they prep the floats for their parade. Sharron Pontiff was kind enough to spend some time on camera explaining what goes on behind the scenes. The video follows.
This is a video of Louisiana Cookin' Magazine's 2010 Chefs To Watch Dinner. It includes interviews with all 5 chefs that were honored. Congratulations to my friend Chef Matthew Beaudin and the rest of the chefs. You can find out more about Chef Beaudin HERE.
This showcases executive chef of Cafe Adelaide Chris Lusk explaining his dish and receiving his crown from last years winner Tory McPhail from Commanders Palace.