My Bitter book is out in bookstores!

I am so excited that my cookbook Bitter is finally out in stores on Sept. 16th! Ten Speed Press was great to work with and gave me a lot of creative freedom to visually interpret the idea of bitterness, a compelling topic with lots of my favorite foods including tea, coffee, cocoa, greens and citrus. There has been some good press already including stories by the  Wall Street Journal , NPR, Huffington PostSlate, Gardenista and Boing Boing. To see a few more spreads from the book, click HERE.
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SF Magazine Stories : Chefs and Beetle Dye

I've had some really fun stories for SF Magazine which allowed me to hang out with some amazing chefs and artists in the Bay Area. One story is about chefs who live above their restaurants and another is about cochineal leather dye craft. 


WSJ Magazine shoot of the amazing N/Naka restaurant

I shot a story for the WSJ magazine about a restaurant in Culver City which blew my mind. Niki Nakayama, one of the few Japanese female kaiseki chefs, presents an incredible array of dishes in her 13 course prix fixe Japanese menu. I can't wait to return soon…. See the story here


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Lucky Peach Story!

One of my favorite food magazines is Lucky Peach and I was thrilled to shoot a recent story for them – see it here

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Remodelista story with photos I took at the wonderful Eatrip Restaurant in Tokyo

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Food Photography Workshop July 31st

I'll be teaching a basic food photo workshop on July 31st, 10am – Noon  at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

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Re-cap of Soiled Exhibits in Tokyo

Here are some installation images of my Soiled show at the Rocket Gallery and Tsutaya Daikanyama T-site Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. It was a blast and Yuri Nomura of Eatrip made some marvelously "soiled" food for the opening at Rocket! The show is down, but the photos, prints and limited edition books are still available. Email for more details.

Rocket Gallery Installation:

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Tsutaya Daikanyama Installation with Soiled Books on Display:


Rocket Gallery Opening Night Food and Soiled Book:

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Soiled Show Press Coverage!

Featureshoot, Remodelista and Time Out Tokyo have written some nice pieces on the Soiled show. Also, seen on TastySunday blog, IMA gallery blog, Ecocolo Magazine blog and others….  🙂

Aya Brackett

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Soiled Show Prints For Sale

All of the prints from my Soiled show, mounted and framed or unframed, are available for purchase. Limited editions in sizes ranging from 20×26", 16×20", 11×14" and 8×10".   If interested, please email

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“Soiled” Photo Show in Tokyo – 2 Locations in May

I'm very excited to show my series "Soiled" at two locations in Tokyo starting May 1st. Most of the show will be at Rocket Gallery in Harajuku, May 2nd – 13th, and some pieces will be at the Daikanyama Tsutaya Bookstore May 1st -18th. I will also be selling at both locations limited edition, signed catalogues, each splattered or "soiled" with natural dyes. My good friend, Yuri Nomura, from Eatrip  Restaurant will be doing food for the opening on May 2nd!

Click here to see the Soiled series

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