ivy bakery: cupcake mania!

Posted in events, feast by Julie Quon on 2010/05/28

Ivy Bakery owner, Daniellan Louie, invited me to witness the bakery’s 2nd annual cupcake eating contest which was also in conjunction with the 3rd anniversary of the bakery’s storefront operation. the challenge? winner eats 24 cupcakes in 12 minutes or the most in 12 minutes. the winner, Brian Pham of the Food Bank for NYC downed 19 double chocolate cupcakes in 12 minutes – quite an impressive feat! judges included blogger Nichelle Stephens of Cupcakes Take the Cake and last year’s contest winner Nancy Cummings…

the day proved not only to be beautiful but the first I’ve ever witnessed of a cupcake eating contest – talk about fun shooting. congrats Ivy Bakery, best wishes for continued success!


88-Keys: Wake Up Call

Posted in music by Julie Quon on 2010/05/22

my friend, Alisa who was working on the production of hip-hop artist and producer 88-Keys‘ video “Wake Up Call“, invited me onto the set to shoot some behind-the-scenes photos during their 12+ hour day of set-building and filming. i enjoyed lurking about and having an opportunity to shoot the creatives on set – it was definitely some fun times…

the video consists of 4 different sets conceived and built by Susan Linss and her students from Pratt. the video was under the direction of Martin Linss and filmed at Attic Studios in Long Island City, NY.