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Know Your Pro: Picture Perfect

Matt Armendariz travels all over the world to transform delectable dishes into photographs that look good enough to eat. If you’re a foodie who consumes cookbooks and food magazines, you’ve probably come across his handiwork. He tells us how he came by his shooting skills from his home and studio in Long Beach, California.

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F‪or the past 20 years Matt Armendariz been immersed in food in one way or another. As a former graphic designer and art director in the food industry he surrounded himself with great food before branching out into photography and blogging. He began his blog in 2005 as a way to share his personal take on food and those behind-the-scenes moments I experienced in his work. His first cookbook called On A Stick! was released by Quirk in May 2011.

Know Your Pro: What’s Cooking in Graciela’s Kitchen?

Find out the Mexican secret for perfect French pastries from Graciela Gamero. She has been baking apple pies, croissants and other French pastries at the Medici Bakery in President Barack Obama’s old Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park for 25 years.

Do you know a pro we should know?

We’re looking for people with uncommon jobs: tightrope walkers, road kill disposers, chewing gum testers. We’d love to hear your suggestions for people we should profile. You can write us online, in the comments below; send us an email at info@futuromediagroup.org; or call our listener line at 646-571-1228.


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Graciela Gamero was born in the Durango province of Mexico and has lived in Chicago, Illinois, for over 30 years. She has worked as a baker at Hyde Park’s Medici Bakery for 25 years. She attributes her long tenure at the Medici to its late owner Hans Morsbach, who believed in her.

Know Your Pro: Sketching Feggo

Mexican cartoonist Felipe Galindo, who goes by Feggo, has been dreaming up surreal images since he was a teenager. Today they are published in the New Yorker and Mad Magazines and all over the world. We spoke with him in his Washington Heights studio in New York as part of our new series looking at Latino professionals with unusual jobs.

Do you know a pro we should know?

We’re looking for people with uncommon jobs: tightrope walkers, road kill disposers, chewing gum testers. We’d love to hear your suggestions for people we should profile. You can write us online, in the comments below; send us an email at info@futuromediagroup.org; or call our listener line at 646-571-1228.


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If you are in New York City and want to check out his show, Manhatitlán, you can visit the Mark Miller Gallery May 25th through the end of June. Here are some of Feggo’s drawings:

 

 

 























































Feggo is the nom de plume of Felipe Galindo, an award-winning Mexican artist who since 1983 has lived and worked in New York City. He creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, fine art, and public art. He is the creator of Manhatitlan, a project which celebrates the intertwining of Mexican and American cultures in New York through drawings, animations and a book of the same title.  ”No Man Is a Desert Island” is his most recently released cartoon collection book (Jorge Pinto Books, 2012).His cartoons appear in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Mad, Nickelodeon, Inx, Barron’s and in British publications such as Private Eye, Oldie, The Spectator, Prospect, as well as many others worldwide.

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