who became trusted colleagues, who became friends over
the love of fried eggs over garlic fries,who started a magazine.
BOBBI + DEBI
DAVID ANGEROccupied a series of jobs—boarding school teacher, legal assistant, and concierge—before launching a freelance writing career. Eventually, David held editing positions at regional and national publications, where he began styling photographs, too. Today, he styles for national retailers. David lives in Minneapolis with his partner and Maine Coon cats. Classical music and all things Danish are his passions.
BURCU AVSARBurcu known as Buj, was born and raised in Turkey, but calls Brooklyn home now. Her work, mostly still life, interiors and food has appeared in Bon Appetit, Country Living, Real Simple and Martha Stewart Living to name a few. She finds inspiration from nature itself and carries it to the controlled environment. Whether in studio or on location her obsession in creating the perfect light makes her images unique.
ADRIENNE BLUMTHALAfter working for six years in marketing, Adrienne decided to follow her personal passion and go to pastry school. She now helps publications, bakeware and ingredient companies develop high quality, aspirational recipes for the at-home baker. Blumthal's baking style focuses on simplicity and seasonality. She is also the creator of PieBox, a company that produces locally made, sustainable wooden pastry carriers.
EWAN BURNSNew York and Los Angeles based photographer Ewan Burns loves to shoot people jumping out of airplanes, scaling mountains and riding waves, but he’s just as good catching them off guard while making coffee. Some clients lucky enough to have Ewan in their foxhole and on set have been t mobile, Kia motors, The Guardian UK, GE, ESPN, MTV,and now us.
RACHEL FAGIANOPublished author, scholar and artist–Rachel received her M.A.
in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with an Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies from NYU. Rachel works in New York and pursues multiple freelance projects in her free time. With a keen eye for ethics and grammar she is passionate about the politics of food. Follow her at
JIM FRANCOA lifestyle photographer based in New York City. He has traveled the globe photographing for various big name clients such as, Conde Nast Traveler, Apartment Therapy and W Hotels and still somehow finds time for the little people like us. Thanks Jim!
EMILY FIFFERSenior Editor of DailyCandy. When she’s not writing,
NICOLAS GOURGUECHONWhen Nic is not sharing the stage with Lee Sratch Perry, he’s behind the camera. Whether it’s food, people or interiors we are drawn to Gourguechon’s quiet thoughtful compositions through the lens. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Nic now calls Chicago home. If you’re lucky, you might find him spinning at Danny’s on Wednesday night.
STEVE HAMILTONCalifornia born, New York City based, artist and filmmaker who's love of finding and sharing a good funny story is only slightly tempered by his unfettered enthusiasm for any type of bleak existential drama minimalistically unfolded within the ashes of time. Call it an east coast/west coast dialectic. Experience some of Steve's darkly funny threads of existence at
RENEE LARSONWriter turned painter, New York based artist, Renee Larson is usually the smartest yet humblest person in the room. She holds a degree in literature from NYU, but found out that being behind a canvas was more engaging than deconstructing Jane Austen. You can see Renee’s work at
STEVEN MCDONALDA graduate of fine art at Cooper Union, Steven’s clean and modern still life and product photography has been integral in creating brand identity for many national retailers. He’s also one of the most kind, generous and mischievously fun people one could ever hope to work with.
JOE MAEROne of the most sought after prop stylists & set designers who splits his time between New York & California coast. Among his clients are West Elm, Williams Sonoma, CB2, Target and Food & Wine. He also runs one of the best prop houses in NYC, Good Light Props. Everyone should have a friend like Joe.
TIM MAZUREKFood writer, stylist, photographer and creator of the award-winning blog, Lottie + Doof. He and his partner live on the west side of Chicago within walking distance of the best donuts on earth.
STEVE KARL METZERSteven Metzer is a Chicago based freelance photographer with a passion for portraiture. His work focuses on creating intimate images of individuals, incorporating their environment and personalities into each shot. He concentrates on capturing people in both natural and unnatural states.
SUSAN PITTARDis a freelance photographer and certified holistic health coach living in New York City. She shoots lifestyle, food, portraiture, and fashion for a variety of national publications. Susan's passion for photography, food, nutrition, as well as cooking have inspired her to incorporate all these into a resourceful website called MY BEETING HEART. On her site you find heart-healthy recipes, quick food ideas from busy, career driven individuals and great tips for living a balanced life.
MARIE SULLIVANA Brooklyn-based style blogger and a budding prop and wardrobe stylist. She holds a degree in Art History and is finishing a Master’s in Museum Studies. Professionally, she strives to counter balance her formal education with an exuberance for outrageous style. Check out her blog at
DANE TASHIMABorn and raised in Texas, and with stops along the way in Hawaii and Chicago, Dane very happily lives in New York City. His clients include Bloomingdales, West Elm, the Land of Nod, Joe Fresh, Jockey, Sears, and JCPenney.
JOCELYN JOSONYou can find this bi-coastal designer in New York, Napa, or somewhere in between, traveling with her artist/filmmaker husband in their vintage Airstream trailer seeking the best products and design practices across the country. Fascinated with other lifestyles Jocelyn also travels extensively abroad researching unique products and perspectives for her full service design consultancy,