"Photography is a love affair with life."
- Burk Uzzle -
My visual career began by studying fashion and commercial photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Instead of continuing in that direction, I jumped in to the film and television industry where I worked for 20 years in various roles. I was lucky enough to work as a digital artist restoring films from the original reels to Blu-ray. I learned a lot about image touch-up and colorization. Some of my work included the theatrical releases of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Avatar and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, as well as, the Blu-Ray and theatrical re-releases of Disney’s Snow White, Pinnochio, Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, Fantasia 2000, and Cinderella.
Other Blu-Ray projects included Star Wars: Episode 1, Aliens, Rashomon, Terminator and True Lies. In the last decade, I’ve worked as a motorsports photographer and action sports videographer.
Three years ago, I started playing around with food photography. I’ve always been drawn to the beauty of food online and in magazines. Along the way, I partnered with friend and publisher, Nancy George, to create a series of printed and digital publications including Nourish & Flourish. Our publications are now in Barnes and Noble, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods, plus other natural food markets across the U.S., and available digitally via PressReader, Magzter and ISSUU to over 300+ million readers worldwide.
This journey also propelled me into professional baking. I love to bake! It’s both science and art. Being a bit of a science geek, I like the precision behind baking. The system of baking can only work if the function of all of its parts are doing their job.
Spending hours in the kitchen trying something new and watching it come together is exciting. There are many steps that can make the recipe flop, even if you’re following another baker’s recipe. Decorating is another area that I’m tackling. Learning the tools and techniques gives a baker so much more freedom to create.
I grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana eating great Southern food. Sugar and fat…you can’t beat it. I learned a lot about cooking from my Mom and Grandmothers. Each had something a little different to teach me…Mom, amazing cinnamon toast and pot roast; Nana, buttermilk biscuits; Mamaw, fried chicken and chocolate fudge. So many great recipes and great memories!
I created Morgan’s Kitchen in 2018 to share my baking experiences and favorites recipes with you. Along the way, I became the lead baker, and test kitchen, for Nourish and Flourish magazine. I develop recipes for the magazine website but also enjoy testing recipes of other amazing bakers. There are some super talented bakers on the Internet with amazing content so please visit their websites in my posts.
I’m licensed in the state of Georgia as a Cottage Food Business and have a managerial level food safety certification from ServSafe.
Road & Track, USA Today, Relix, Frontstretch, SportsCar 365, Auto Week, Nasportscar.com, Nourish and Flourish Magazine, Ford Performance, Tales & Treats Magazine, The Allure of Chocolate and Raised Southern.