Tara Donne

VIRTUOSO LIFE | JAMAICA

Back in January I went to Jamaica (yes, I know, it was terrible escaping the winter doldrums) to shoot a cover and feature for Virtuoso Life. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Jamaica several times while on assignment and this time was special because I got to road trip around and see some new spots like Treasure Beach, on the southern shore. The soundtrack was everything from choral musical spilling out of churches to dancehall blasting out of speakers strapped to car rooftops. The island nation never ceases to amaze me with its clear sense of identity and rich culture! Now, the issue is finally out and these are some of my favorite outtakes.

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Cointreau | La Soirée | Chicago

Cointreau has been hosting a contest, encouraging Pinterest users to showcase what their dream soirée might look like. If chosen, Cointreau brings the winner’s dream to life by throwing them and their friends a party. I directed and produced an ad that documented the June winner, Jess Burget’s bash in Chicago. You can check out the video and it’s accompanying stills on Cointreau’s site. I collaborated with DP, Arion Doerr and Editor, Sam Fuller to produce this project.

Country Living | Louisville Kitchen

Just a quick little post to share my latest cover. My favorite room in the house has always been the kitchen, and I love me some patterned cement tiles, so there was a little bit of envy here! Though we missed the derby by a week, we had a great time in Louisville shooting and drinking bourbon. Looking forward to going back some time soon.

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MY ICELANDIC ROAD TRIP

You might’ve noticed on my Instagram feed that I took a road trip through Iceland with my good friend Martha. For over ten years I’ve wanted to visit this magical landscape with my camera. The island is every bit as breathtaking as everyone has told me and Martha and I made some awesome discoveries from hot springs to ice cream. (Captions and info below the images)

From left to right: Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon // the lake at Fontana in Laugarvatn // lava and moss detail at Thingvillir National Park // bathers at the Blue Lagoon // blueberry & licorice ice creams from Farmhotel Efstidalur in Laugarvatn // cows at Farmhotel Efstidalur // waterfall and farmstead on route 1, Vik to Jökulsárlón // local langoustine with sides at Fjöruborðið in Stokkseyr // Reykjadalur hot springs in Hveragerdi // geothermal steam room at Fontana in Laugarvatn // view from Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík // cabins on Route 215 in Vik // arugula salad with fennel, house made ricotta, and hazelnuts from Kex Hostel in Reykjavík

Mast Brothers | Telegraph Magazine

Brooklyn’s favorite chocolate makers, the Mast Brothers, have opened a shop in London. So, I recently spent the day in the brothers’ Williamsburg shop for the Telegraph, shooting portraits, interior details, and food, while Rick cracked jokes and Michael got my assistant and I hopped up on chocolate. Pretty great day. The cube-shaped chocolates I mention (pictured below) are relatively new to their shop and come in flavors like Toasted Milk, Maple Cream, and Olive Oil. Yeah, they’re special.

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PARENTS MAGAZINE | 4TH OF JULY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!!

I think it is safe to say that summer has finally arrived in the Northeast (strawberries are a sure sign!) Having had such a late start though, it’s hard to believe that The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Last summer, Parents, threw quite the picnic in Prospect Park to give their readers some creative ideas on how to celebrate the holiday. I photographed this beautiful production with the cutest bunch of models and a stellar and almost completely female crew, and I’m beyond excited for it to finally hit the stands! Happy picnic season, everyone! (Prop styling by Sarah Cave, food styling by Adrienne Anderson.)

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DELICIOUS MAGAZINE

New work out in Delicious Magazine, sharing all the trending food and drink hotspots in NYC. This food adventure took us to Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens to capture diverse regional plates from Australian avocado toast, Korean BBQ, locally sourced U.S. fare, and of course soft serve ice cream made from cereal milk. Needless to say, we tried some new things and met passionate people who love what they do, so inspiring.

p.s. the Sichuan chicken wings from Mission Cantina were a personal favorite!

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