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See you at the Bitter Betty Bazaar!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be participating in the Bitter Betty Bazaar on September 20th, 2015 at the Innertown Pub (1935 W Thomas St, Chicago, IL 60622) alongside an amazing list of art, craft, vintage, and food vendors like AD HOC, Tarnish, Bitter Betty Bath, and It’ll Glow on You Illustrations! The weekend

Driftwood Issue #1: Summer 2015

The first time I heard of Driftwood Magazine was a little over a year ago, when the team started rolling out their social media profiles, with the blurb “travel and culture for the graduated vegan.” Over the following months, they started releasing more information that would lead up to a successful subscription drive on Kickstarter,

Interview with Seadog Creative | Kelly Peloza Photo

Interview with Seadog Creative

  This may only be the second ever interview on the Kelly Peloza Photo Blog (the first was with EM Interiors Chicago), but we’re setting the bar high. So far, I’ve chosen to feature people who are making their own way in their careers, and their local communities. That’s one of the reasons I chose

Portraits

This week I’m taking a little break from food photography and doing a portrait theme over on Instagram. While I specialize in food photography and love food and product styling, sometimes sharing portrait work gets placed on the back burner. But I do a lot of portraits! So today I’m taking over the blog with

PDN Taste Contest Entries

PDN Magazine holds several photography contests each year in a variety of categories such as portraiture, still life, and food. The contests are judge by creative directors and photo editors from well-known trade magazines and publications in each category, and winners receive a cash prize, gift cards, and a spread in the magazine. This year

Upton’s Naturals Seitan Photos

Just in time for lunch: a food photography post! Over the past couple of months, I’ve been doing some recipe development and food photography for Upton’s Naturals, a meat alternative company based here in Chicago. The West Town factory manufactures a line of seitan, recently opened a restaurant, and just launched a line of jackfruit.

I Am Young America Launch and GiveForward Shoot

After starting in Detroit, youth entrepreneurship resource I Am Young America recently launched their new website. From the I Am Young America website: “I Am Young America is a social enterprise that promotes youth entrepreneurship as a means to combat unemployment and boost economic impact in cities. Our mission is to help revitalize American cities

PDN Objects of Desire Still Life Photography Contest

Photo District News holds a variety of photography contests each year, each focused on a different theme. I recently entered this year’s Objects of Desire Still-Life Photography Contest in the fine art category with a few images from my Novella series.   There are many great pieces in the latest entries gallery. Looking forward to

Instagram Curation #2: Old Fashioned

For the second Instagram Curation, I’m focusing on Old Fashioneds. The Old Fashioned is a drink that often ends up in front of my camera, and in front of me, and therefore, the Kelly Peloza Photo Instagram. Before the photos, it’s only fitting to include a recipe with this post. Mixology purists will tell you