Posted by Workbook on 08/26/2015 — Filed under: Blogs, Features, Headline, Photography, behind the scenes
Throughout her travels as a lifestyle photographer, Diana Zalucky
has learned food can be the best introduction to a culture. Gathering a group of friends and family around a good meal is a pretty fail-safe strategy on which to build a great photo shoot filled with real, authentic moments that are the basis for great editorial and advertising photography. So, it is no surprise that her latest effort is a collaboration with friend and all-around culinary expert, Ali Banks, and called LuckyBankseats.com
. As the site says it's all about "People, Places and Edible Things." This latest collaboration is grounded in a friendship that developed about two years ago and has been continuously active ever since. The two are in constant communication about what to do next. They are tremendously supportive of each others' work, so as Diana says, "collaborating feels effortless and fun." It's the perfect motivation for each of them to test and explore new ideas and a great platform to get the work seen. Another big payoff for Diana is she gets great new imagery for her portfolio, which is always a struggle for an active, working photographer.
As fun and rewarding as all this all sounds, the reality is that it's a lot of work for two people whose schedules are already pretty packed with paying assignments. It took them roughly a year to find the time to begin work on the logo and blog design with Jason Farmand, (http://hatchetdesign.com/
) with whom Diana had previously worked on a cookbook project and knew would be the perfect fit. But, it's also evidence that when you find the right mix of content and collaborators you can get into a work flow that's manageable and produces some impressive results.
The blog was created on Wordpress and is currently promoted on Instagram