Fish head anyone?

Salmon Fish Head

I HAD THE WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY to meet up with two very talented pro food photographers while on vacation in this foodie-haven-of-a-city called Portland.

One of them is David L. Reamer of I stumbled upon a website called that David and a friend started some years back. That was how I learned about him. But it wasn’t until my third visit to Portland that I decided I should get in touch to (1) say hello and (2) pick his brains. He didn’t disappoint. I learned so much in so little time that I spent with him. He is an amazing guy! David, if you’re reading this, thank you for sharing your experiences and for letting me pick your brains! Your Google story amuses and inspires me no end.  It’s a perfect example of the saying “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

Dolly Rubiano and David Reamer


Speaking of brains, David graciously invited me to get involved in the Catching The Ox project. I suggested ‘fish head’ as subject and he was game. Check it out here:

Salmon Fish Head

The salmon fish heads are courtesy of a sweet and generous Filipino friend in Portland named Raquel. She not only let me shoot the heads, but she also cooked them! It’s been a while since I’ve eaten fish heads so it was a treat to share a fish head lunch with a friend. We call this Filipino dish Sinigang na Ulo ng Isda (Fish Head Sour Soup). Raquel’s recipe to follow.

Salmon Fish Head


Did I say I met up with two very talented pro food photographers in Portland? Can you guess who the other one is? If you guess it right, I’ll give you a doughnut! Watch this space =)

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