Heatwave Chocolate

chocolate, with pistachio and ginger
chocolate, with pistachio and ginger

The heatwave in Rochester last week rendered my studio the melting point of chocolate; a problem not often encountered as a food photographer in Rochester.   Better shooting today.

Five Years Ago Today

Governor Spitzer having a cup of hot chocolate.
Governor Spitzer having a cup of hot chocolate.

It was five years ago today that Elliot Spitzer resigned.  I have had the privilege of photographing many disgraced politicians, but none greater than Governor Spitzer. We can only speculate what would have been, but when I shot this sometime between when the wiretapping began and his resignation, I was pretty sure I had a photograph of a future president in a Rochester diner having a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream on top.