Ancolie

Ancolie is a great concept to see here. After working in the food industry, I've seen just how much waste it produces and it can be pretty rough. Ancolie looks to fight back by using almost every part of every ingredient and composting the rest. They package their food in cute reusable glass jars to offset packaging waste as well. What's in the jars? Salads in many different forms. And you get to give them a satisfying shake-shake before munching on the healthy goodness.

Read on below to learn about the photos I took there and my visit.

Ancolie
Greenwich Village - Manhattan
$
★★★☆☆

 Play with your food. Make a little mess. Shake things up.

Play with your food. Make a little mess. Shake things up.

 Green is great. Matcha + Chia + Coconut = a powerful day starter.

Green is great. Matcha + Chia + Coconut = a powerful day starter.

 Snag this snazzy tote for your salads and you can walk out with no waste at all!

Snag this snazzy tote for your salads and you can walk out with no waste at all!

I discovered Ancolie through my friend Tia Meyers, a digital marketing consultant doing work for their instagram. She mentioned I should check it out and do a little food photography so we could get them some press on Nooklyn and my Instagram feed. Another friend, travel blogger Sophie Chan Andreesend, joined me for the shoot and did a little bit of modeling. She really appreciated Ancolie's no waste approach. For these photos I wanted to play with the styling a lot and fill the frame with the components of the dish. Ancolie already has highly meticulus and detailed photos of the ingredients, so I went with something a little more free-form by spilling out the ingredients around the jars. I amplified the bright daylight look and added a little pop by using an off camera speedlight flash for all of the interior shots. I also got to try my first turmeric latte, so that was another fun new experience at this shoot.

gear list for gear heads:
canon 6d
canon st-e3-rt flash controller
canon 600ex-rt flash with fstoppers flash disc
manfrotto 055 w/ 410 geared head