photo by Glen Allsop
Hi, I'm Yossy Arefi, a Brooklyn based photographer and baker. Originally from Seattle, I moved east where I worked in restaurant kitchens honing my baking skills before hanging up my apron and picking up my camera full time in 2012. Apt. 2B Baking Co. started in October 2010 when I decided to combine my loves of photography and baking into this neat little package. I love my trusty Pentax film cameras, baking seasonally inspired treats, making small batch jams and pickles, and I long for a house with a kitchen garden and space for some chickens and dogs out back.
You can listen to me chat about food, family, and photography on Heritage Radio Network's The Food Seen HERE
and peek into my pantry on Pantry Confidential HERE
I'd love to work with you on your next photography or food project. You can see my portfolio here: yossyarefi.com
Contact me by email at: email@example.com
You may have seen my work in/on
A Cup of Jo
The Huffington Post
Pure Green Magazine
The Simple Things
Best Friends for Frosting
Chinese Prestige Magazine
Other places you might like to follow me
facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | pinterest
1. What kind of camera do you use?
Apt 2B Baking Co. is shot exclusively with vintage film cameras (plus a few well labeled instagrams every now and then). Much of my professional work is shot digitally with a Canon 5d Mark III.
2. You still use film? Isn't that expensive and time consuming?
Yes, I absolutely love using film! The quality of light and color that I get when I use film is unmatched, (although VSCO Film is giving me a run for my money, so to speak). The heavy click of my camera's old shutter is one of my favorite sounds in the world. That said, I try to be very conservative with my film usage when I am shooting a recipe for the blog. That usually means that I take less than 12 exposures to get the photos for each blog post. Shooting so few images helps keep my film and lab costs down and it also makes me feel very focused and present when I am photographing a recipe. Win, win.
3. Can I buy a print of one of the photographs from your blog?
Absolutely. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll work it out.
4. What is your favorite thing to bake?
That's an impossible question because I love it all, but I have been having a love affair with pies and tarts recently. Oh, and I love making birthday cakes too!
5. Who did that great hand lettering for your logo?
My best pal and partner in crime Danielle Bellert, graphic designer and letterpress operator extraordinaire
6. Can I use your photos or content on my blog?
Probably, but please email me first just to make sure.
7. Can I hire you?
Absolutely, please feel free to email me at email@example.com with any inquiries