The best thing about my job as photo editor of
Edible Brooklyn is working with such a talented community of photographers. Looking back at our 2013 issues, we ran so many amazing shots that it was a hard task trying to pick out some favorites. Consider the following to be just a few of the highlights from the past year: Summer: A behind-the-scenes look at Industry City Distillery from Alan Gastelum shows off their stunning Sunset Park 6,000-square-foot space. Winter: So that’s how they do it…. Max Flatow went inside Breuckelen Distilling to document their process from start to finish. Fall: Emily Dryden‘s photo of roasted plums from our piece on Colectivo Felix blows me away with its striking color and texture. Fall: Elizabeth Leitzell‘s video tour of Damascus Bakery is summed up perfectly with her shot of an industrial dough kneader in action. Summer: Mel Barlow‘s photos of Diner for our piece on Andrew Tarlow makes me nostalgic for old Brooklyn. Spring: Also one of our most read stories of the year, Nelson Ryland captured the beauty of Flatbush Fig Farm in this cover shot. Winter & Summer: Valery Rizzo provided us with one of the best portraits of the year of Kings County Distillery‘s co-founder Colin Spoelman, as well as a great shot of Brownsville Farm students building their garden last summer. Fall: I traveled to Denmark without leaving Greenpoint during my visit to Luksus. Winter: Nicole Franzen captured the simple beauty of Kari Morris’s not-so-simple syrups. Winter: One of my favorite shoots of the year was at Brooklyn’s absinthe and oyster bar Maison Premiere. Winter: Another one of my personal favorites was taken during my visit to Hella Bitter‘s space in Long Island City when I caught one of the founder’s smelling the aromas of their latest batch. Fall: I also had a blast touring Neuhaus’s chocolate factory on a trip to Belgium. I’ll never forget being able to grab a truffle straight off the bright-blue conveyor belt! Summer: And, of course, I can’t forget my shoot at Vinegar Hill House. Fall: Emilie Inc.‘s image of a dinner at Flanagan Farm transports us to a barn in Maine on a summer evening. Winter: Shannon Sturgis caught the gypsy brewers behind Grimm Artisanal Ales in their element.