Saturday August 10th, 2013
Breaking Bad returns Sunday! So step into the name lab.
Before the show, be sure to boost your scientific brainpower!
Laughter boosts brainpower, and a porkpie hat boosts your evil drug kingpin credibility. Photo by Adam Hester
Then get yourself in a “bad” mood with these eerie faces.
Also an Arrested Development fan? Check out Breaking Development.
Then put the kids to bed, they’re no fun anyway.
Ink yourself with a Heisenberg tat.
Don’t get a tattoo you’re going to regret. Just get a Breaking Bad tattoo instead. Photo by Heather Perry
While you’re watching the show, snack on a lab grown burger.
Or nibble on an astronomy-themed snack.
Afterwards, start cooking up the blue rock yourself with this giant flask.
But yeah, don’t do meth.
Thursday August 1st, 2013
by Elizabeth Ream
In late June, Chicago based photographer Drew Reynolds took time off from work for a relaxing trip to Central America’s cultural hub, Panama City, to enjoy some stiff cocktails and sunny beaches.
Ok, so he wasn’t actually indulging in drinks due to a 30-day cleanse, and he wasn’t technically on vacation either. However, there were definitely bars and cocktails involved.
Every year, Diageo, the world’s leading premium alcoholic beverage company, hosts a worldwide competition to crown the World Class Bartender of the Year. There are multiple regional events leading up to the week-long competition between 44 of the top bartenders on the planet showing off their best work.
While in Panama, Drew had the unique opportunity to document one of these delicious events.
Drew was referred to the assignment by a friend who had shot multiple events for Diageo, but was shooting in China at the time. The event featured the top Latin American bartenders from Brazil, Colombia, Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Mexico racing for a spot in the final competition—to be held aboard the Azamara Journey cruise ship making stops in St. Tropez and Ibiza.
For Drew, who’s working on a solo show for his music photography, and describes his style as “photojournalistic with edge and pop,” this was a prime opportunity to add something a little bit different to his portfolio, saying:
It’s event photography with some portraiture and a touch of lifestyle, so it’s comfortable to me but I always like to try something different as well as get something for myself for the portfolio. I think that’s important with every assignment or project.
On the “long but awesome” shoot days, highlighted by dinner and good conversation, Drew successfully captured the essence of this meticulous face-off, where each bartender had fifteen minutes to complete their signature cocktail.
Drew was impressed with what he saw, saying:
It is amazing to me how much technique and craft goes into a cocktail. The bartenders take such pride in their talent and all add a little touch of nationality to their cocktails.
If given the opportunity, Drew plans on shooting something like this again, saying that everyone “is super happy with the results.”
View more of Drew’s work at drewreynolds.com.
Sunday January 13th, 2013