Shannon Sturgis photography

Meatopia 2010

Posted in Event, Food by shannonsturgis on July 14, 2010

Meatopia event on Governors Island Sunday, June 11.

Chef Chris Hart of I-Que BBQ.

Whole Charcoal Roasted Lamb Shawarma as prepared by Chef Philippe Massoud of Ilili Restaurant.

Seamus Mullen (pink shirt) of Boqueria with his team and a roasting lamb.

5th Avenue Fair in Park Slope/ May 16.

Posted in Event, Food, Moment by shannonsturgis on May 28, 2010

Sunday May 16, 5th Avenue in Park Slope closed down from Sterling Place to 12th Street.  The vehicle-free avenue filled with food vendors, craftsmen, music, neighbors, dogs, carnival games and beer stands.  Side streets were littered with stoop sales and people looking for shade and room to breathe.  I was playing with my new 35 mm.

Brooklyn Uncorked.

Posted in Event, Food by shannonsturgis on May 12, 2010

I had the joy and privilege of shooting Brooklyn Uncorked last week for Edible Brooklyn.  The event was in my neighborhood, I got to try delicious treats from restaurants all over the city and I sampled a wide variety of locally-made wines.  Win-win-win.  They posted a few of my photos on their blog. As you can see, there was quite a turn-out.

More photos to come.

Edible Manhattan, Shun Lee.

Posted in Food by shannonsturgis on May 6, 2010

I have a photo in the Edible Manhattan May-June 2010 issue.

Look-see.

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Roasting Pigs on Court Street/ Street Fair/ A Few Blocks Away.

Posted in Curious, Food by shannonsturgis on May 4, 2010
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One Dollar Dog on Court Street/ Street Fair.

Posted in Food by shannonsturgis on May 4, 2010

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Katz’s Deli.

Posted in Food by shannonsturgis on April 6, 2010

Katz’s Deli in the Lower East Side.

The BBQ of my past, a la iPhone.

Posted in Food by shannonsturgis on March 23, 2010


Before leaving Arkansas Sam, Kyle and I drove to Hot Springs to eat at the reasonably legendary McClard’s.  If ever there was a designated headquarters for tamale-making and tamale-consuming, this is the place.  My pulled pork sandwich looks quite incredible but the goods were in the more humble-appearing tamales.  Order them. Eat them.  Love them.

I took these with my iPhone, posted them on Facebook right away but I’ve been wanting to post them here.  Alas, now I have time.  I miss you tamales– that means you, Sam and Kyle.

Oxford American, Food Issue.

Posted in Food by shannonsturgis on March 15, 2010

When Oxford American Editor Marc Smirnoff contacted me about shooting for their upcoming food issue I was enthusiastic for the opportunity.  I immediately began thinking of all the Arkansas food I wanted to photograph to accompany the Arkansas Cuisine story written by the masterly Sam Eifling.  Marc had something else in mind.

“I was thinking: buildings.  What do you think of that, Sturgis?”

Well, I was a bit thrown off, I must admit.  Buildings… buildings… Arkansas cuisine buildings….

Ultimately, I drove to Scott, Arkansas to explore their vast fields of rice silos, grain barns and general array of derelict, rickety buildings.  The OA went with the photo below which got mention in the New York Times Diner’s Journal Blog.

Scott, AR. Shannon Sturgis for Oxford American

Lulav Eatery, Taken for Sync Magazine.

Posted in Food by shannonsturgis on January 14, 2010