Joe Cicala Makes Maccheroni alla Mugnaia

PHILADELPHIA –  Every new year we go back through our archive. This year, we decided to have fun putting together a .gif in the process with some outtakes. While on assignment for Food & Wine a few years back, Chef Joe Cicala of Le Virtù in Philadelphia, demonstrated his process of hand-pulling a single-strand of pasta for us. The dish, Maccheroni alla Mugnaia, originates from the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is served on a wooden cutting board with garlic, olive oil, and grated pecorino, along with dried chiles which you can snip to season to your own taste. Below are our portfolio images that resulted from the shoot.

Maccheroni alla Mugnaia; Le Virtu, Philadelphia

Phillip Low Studio

NEW YORK, NY – Our friend Phillip Low makes beautiful hand milled acrylic sculptural pieces. He was kind enough to let us photograph him and his work in progress during a studio visit. Adopting the aesthetic of prisms and prismatic color separation, his pieces shape light in a way that is absolutely magical.

Artist Allan McCollum's studio

BROOKLYN, NY – We humans are one-of-a-kind, and conceptual artist Allan McCollum’s ongoing shapes project celebrates just that. The project, which began in 2005, has the intent of creating a unique shape for every person on the planet when the population peaks at around 9.5 billion.  Architectural Digest sent us on a studio visit with McCollum not long ago in anticipation of his latest solo exhibition, The Shapes Project: Perfect Couples, that is happening now at the Petzel Gallery in New York City (through October 4). For this exhibit, the shapes are rendered in color for the first time (read Group Dynamic in AD).

Delta SKY
We’ve recently had the pleasure of shooting for Delta SKY inflight magazine, and we love the variety of assignments that have come our way — including portraits, restaurants, and street scenes. Most interesting by far though was an opportunity to photograph Sir Richard Branson and Delta CEO Richard Anderson. Together with a great Creative Director we took on the grand opening media event at the JFK T4 Sky Club and made the most of our 15 minutes with the gentlemen. A rare opportunity, and a good challenge. Thanks, Delta!