Take a look at the cover shoot I recently photographed for Napa Valley Magazine’s 13th annual Most Intriguing People issue. For the story I photographed the founder of Luna Vineyards Michael Moone and Andre Crisp the President and CEO of Luna.
September was a very busy month for Rubin Photography! Along with a number of commercial shoots, we had 3 photo shoots for the October issue of
The Tasting Panel Magazine. The first shoot was at Hahn Winery, located in the Santa Lucia Highlands in beautiful Monterey Wine Country. We spent the day photographing and touring the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards with the president of Hahn Family Wines, Tony Baldini and the Director of Winemaking,
Paul Cliften. The second shoot was at ChalkBoard Restaurant in downtown Healdsburg, California, and featured specialty cocktails made with Charles Goodnight bourbon. The third shoot featured Jennifer Gomez, the Wine Director for San Francisco’s Jardiniere Restaurant, and Graham’s Six Grapes Old Vine Special Edition.
Last month, I had the fortune to shoot at the esteemed Jardiniere Restaurant, home to culinary legend Traci Des Jardins, for the upcoming edition of The SOMM Journal. The article features Jennifer Gomez, the Wine Director for San Francisco’s Jardiniere restaurant and Graham’s Six Grapes Old Vine Special Edition.
In May I did a shoot for Branca International in Tuscany, Italy. Branca International is the maker of Fernet Branca, which many of you foodies out there have sipped on after a delicious meal. Villa Branca is in the heart of Tuscany’s Chianti Region. Branca makes Chianti Classico and hearty Tuscan Olive Oil. The Villa’s history is long by american standards- the cellar dates back to the 1300’s and was previously owned by the Medici family! The vineyards and wine cellar are just spectacular. I had am amazing time working with the winemaking and management team of Stefano and Anna Serbakova. So in addition to an incredible photo shoot, I gained new friendship that day in Tuscany.
I had an amazing time shooting the Teavana campaign for Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey in Seattle. At the end of 2013 , Starbucks and Oprah announced a joint venture to co-create Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. I photographed Oprah as she developed the tea with Teavana’s leading teaologist , Naoko Tsunoda. It was inspiring to watch! The images were shot in a very natural and organic style. Oprah was incredibly down to earth. I feel very fortunate to have worked with such an inspiring woman. This shoot was one of the highlight of my career thus far. Take a look at Teavana’s website, and look at some of my favorite images below.
Below is a shoot for Boisset Family Estates, owners of Buena Vista Winery. The winery hosted a party for the Sheriffs Association of California. It was a great event with amazing wines, delicious food and even a little entertainment from the Buena Vista mascot the original California Sheriff, Count Agoston Haraszthy.
I recently had the pleasure of photographing a lifestyle shoot at Goldeneye Winery in the gorgeous Anderson Valley. It’s in the heart of Mendocino’s wine country. It’s a great region for Pinot Nior, their specialty. The fall leaves in the vineyards were a sight to behold and we captured some amazing images!