About C&C

1. The Whole Idea Behind C&C: Photography and Wine – Combined!

I am a photographer and a sommelier: light and wine are therefore my tools of the trade, beside their being my two passions.

Hence, the idea to come up with Clicks & Corks, a companion blog to my Photography Web Site and to Flora’s Table, the Fine Cooking and Wine blog to which I contribute both in terms of food photography and in terms of wine pairings, wine reviews and everything that is wine-related. So, in essence, Clicks & Corks is a photography blog with a wine twist… or wait a minute, is it perhaps a wine blog with a photography twist? Hmmm… I am still undecided about this ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you already follow Flora’s Table, most of my wine-related posts over there will be reblogged on Clicks & Corks, except wine pairing posts which will only be available on Flora’s Table along with the recipes they complement. On this blog I will also publish a few wine-related posts that would not fit well on Flora’s Table, plus of course a selection ofย my favoriteย images that I have been taking over the years.

2. Photography

I have been a photographer for several years now,ย and my work has been published and has won covers in several U.S. and Italian magazines, and has also been published in textbooks, corporate brochures, newsletters and Web sites in different countries (here is a list with a selection of my publications).

My two main bodies of work currently revolve around (i)ย nature and wildlifeย photographyย and (ii)ย food photography, although I also have a keen interest in portraiture.

In both areas, what inspires me is the very core element of photography: light, in its endless, ever-changing qualities, be it natural or artificial. I love the effort, sometimes the challenge to harness its intensity, to control contrast whenever possible to the best advantage of an image and otherwise to just accept not to take the shot. I strive to create a pleasing interplay between light and shadows, to subtly recreate depth in a 2D medium. My ultimate goal is to produce images that elicit an emotional reaction from their viewers. I hope that by looking at the images on this blog or browsing my galleries you will get to experience this! ๐Ÿ™‚

To see more of my photographs, to purchase prints of them or license theirย reproduction rightsย or justย to learn more about the services I provide or my track record, please stop by my Web Site: www.StefanoCrosio.com!

Clearly, any feedback is appreciated.

3. Wine

I have always had a deep appreciation of wine, which led me to take the sommelier certification course with the Italian Sommelier Association in Milan, Italy.

Flora’s Table hasย offered me the opportunity to share some of the knowledge I have gained in the wine world, by recommending wine pairings for the recipes that published in that blog and by sharing my excitement for a wine that I have particularly enjoyed, especially if it has a good price/quality ratio. Because I think that nothing is capable of enhancing an already wonderful food experience more than an appropriately paired bottle of fine wine: drink responsibly, but enjoy one good glass of wine with your meal, if you can โ€“ you will not regret it!

If you are into photography or wine… or bothย I hope you will enjoy following C&C!


51 thoughts on “About C&C

    1. Stefano Post author

      Ha! Unsurprisingly, you are smart and fast, Oliver! ๐Ÿ™‚
      You beat everyone else who is on Flora’s Table to C&C!
      Well, let’s say I am still beta-testing it, so it has deliberately been a very quiet roll out. Before announcing this new blog on F’sT I wanted to publish all of the wine-related posts that are already there (except only the wine pairing posts) so I am all caught up and if someone who follows F’sT decides to also follow C&C – like very gracious you ๐Ÿ™‚ that someone would not be bombarded by posts that he or she has already seen on the other blog.
      Then the whole idea behind C&C would be for it to be a blog focusing on photography and on wine, so I won’t clog F’sT with my images and on the other hand if someone is just interested in wine and not food it’s just another option. I don’t know, I hope it somehow makes sense ๐Ÿ™‚
      Anyway, there is soon going to be a post on Flora’s Table about it, but for you it will be no news ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thanks for stopping by AND for following, Oliver.
      Take care

      1. the winegetter

        I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. I followed a newer blog recently and in fact was pretty annoyed by that person uploading 25 posts per day…

        I’m looking forward to more of your photography here!

      2. Stefano Post author

        Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m just trying to make the whole process as painless as possible…
        As far as you are concerned, though, I am afraid tomorrow you will receive the post with the recap of the Vinitaly/Slow Wine NYC once again, sorry – just hit delete. BUT, the good news is that it is the last one in my backlog, then I am all caught up ๐Ÿ™‚
        Regarding photography, the first post should come when C&C is announced on Flora’s Table, which should be this Sunday, so please hang on ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Stefano Post author

      Hahahaha!!! Thank you, Zanzana: good to have you on board! Hopefully the creature won’t bite! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      BTW, did you get to try out that Pecorino with your wonderful Pizzoccheri?

  1. talkavino

    Very nice, Stefano! Will be following you here as well! I like your Wine Glossary section – this is something which I had being contemplating for my blog for quite a while by now… I guess I don’t need it anymore… Or … Looking forward to the great content!

    1. Stefano Post author

      Thank you very much, Anatoli: you are too kind ๐Ÿ™‚ I really appreciate having you on board here as well.
      Looking forward to seeing you again next Friday!

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    1. Stefano Post author

      I tell you, they are both very good things indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for visiting and dropping a note, Alli: you have a very nice travel blog!
      Take care

    1. Stefano Post author

      Thank you very much, C!
      I greatly appreciate the thought and am flattered by the mention by a fellow blogger that I have very much enjoyed following!
      Thanks again & big hugs!

    1. Stefano Post author

      Thank you very much for the encouragement, Daniel: greatly appreciated.
      Actually, my wife Francesca (who blogs at Flora’s Table) deserves all the credit for the food part! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Take care

      1. Mary

        You produced a great blog that I enjoy – this is well deserved. I’m looking forward to more of your posts!! Congratulations!

  3. laurasmess

    Hello Stefano! Just like many other people on here, I didn’t realise that you had your own blog! It’s a privilege to follow you also! You and Francesca are such a talented pair ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to more awesome photos and wine tips!

    1. Stefano Post author

      Hi Laura,
      Thank you very much for your kind words and for following!
      I love your blog too, which I am now following as well, and your photography: looking forward to enjoying more of your great recipes and wonderful food photographs!
      And, hooray for the Land Down Under! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. jee scapes

    I was just checking in on “The World According to Dina” Blog and very much enjoyed looking at your arctic wildlife photography. Many of the images, such as the eagle and fish, fox standing on the fence and the arctic plant medley are wonderful. By the looks of it, you must have a strong back carrying all those lenses! Thank you for sharing your photos.

    1. Stefano Post author

      Hi Jon,
      Thank you for your kind words: glad you liked my images!
      Also, thank you for visiting as that led me to your blog which I absolutely love and I am now following. Your photography is excellent.
      Oh, and yes, lugging a long lens on your back is never funny (I bet that must be true for your 300 too!) but sometimes that’s just what you need to do if you want to get the shot! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Take care

  5. pabloconrad

    Wine and Photography. You can’t go wrong with that combination.

    Beautiful images!

    And I know the pain of carrying so many lenses. Worked at The Aspen Times for over 7 years covering everything. I just “Hated” carrying my gear while snowboarding. Just had to go out on a powder day and get those shots of people having fun in the snow.

    Great images and great writing!!

    What is a wine that pairs well with a 17-35?

    1. Stefano Post author

      Thank you, Pablo! Glad you liked the concept! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I love skiing, but have never snowboarded. But yes, lugging all that gear around is really taxing, especially for your back…
      Ha! Great question regarding that pairing too! I will need to give it some thought, but I think something fairly wide! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thank you for your kind words,

    1. Stefano Post author

      Hi Dana!
      First of all congratulations to you on a very well deserved award!
      Also, many thanks for thinking of me as one of the new recipients: I am honored and very much appreciate your kind thought!
      Tonight I will definitely toast to your accomplishment and kind gesture! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Be well,

  6. Antoine (Wine Ramblings)

    Love the concept ! One thing I noticed after wine-blogging for a little while is that I’m terrible at taking pictures ! I can never seem to do justice to the glass or the food, your work is definitely an inspiration to try and do better.

  7. Fig & Quince

    Stefano, I’m dropping by to say that you need to consider getting on Twitter. It’s where all the fun people hang out … and drink! Just ask @thewinegetter and @talkavino and @bklynpuggal … not to mention @figandquince ๐Ÿ˜‰


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