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
Kicking off with a bang, the New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company pop the top on their new Tap Room. This isn't just a tasting room for their current line-up of delicious libations, but the beginning of one-off brews like the "Girl Stout Cookie". That is their Irish Channel Stout rum barrel aged with cacao nibs and peppermint. They are also bringing in food trucks every night of the week from 6 pm - till. Pair that with great bands on the weekends and this will surely be a destination not to miss. Find out more at www.nolabrewing.com or www.facebook.com/nolabrewing
This video was a personal project shot one afternoon in New Orleans. The video was shot with a Nikon D800 and 24mm f 2.8 lens on a merlin steadycam. I used this simple setup to constrain my storytelling options and force creativity with specific cinematic tools.
Produced by Matthew Noel and www.FindingFlavors.com .
Special thanks to David Gallent.
Music by Gillicuddy - Springish
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!
Since I couldn't make it to Star Chef's ICC in New York this past week, I figured I would share some highlights from the Rising Stars New Orleans event.
Chef John Besh cutting up with students from Cafe Reconcile.
I stopped by Loa in the International house to meet with my favorite Baker in from Texas. Joe the Baker that is. While he has a few very cool pokers in the fire, I really want to highlight Loa and its space. Manager extrordinaire Alan Walter showed me around while continually caring for his watermelon simple syrup that sat simmering away on the counter top. He showcased their homemade syrups and bitters seen below. Of course, one cannot forget to mention his amazing space shuttle tie. Find out more about Loa at: www.ihhotel.com/bar.html
I finished up a shoot at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans and needed something for dinner. I took a trip down the beautiful lobby to Chef John Besh's Domenica restaurant. I had eaten there before and knew it would be good. Eating by myself I wanted to try some menu items that some dinner companions may not order. I'm glad I went the adventurous route. It turned out to be delicious. Photos follow.