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 😉
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 of my favorite images that I have been taking over the years.
I have been a photographer for several years now, 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).
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! 🙂
To see more of my photographs, to purchase prints of them or license their reproduction rights or just 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.
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 has 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 – you will not regret it!
If you are into photography or wine… or both I hope you will enjoy following C&C!