If you are not familiar with Livngiv yet, you will be soon. A few years back a start-up by the name of Givigiv was founded by local Venice entrepreneur, Kenneth Hepburn. Givigiv was designed to be a cross marketing platform for restaurants and businesses. One could easily send a friend in Manhattan an electronic gift certificate for, say the Otheroom in the West Village, where the recipient would get a link via instant message or email to show the establishment.
After some rebranding and tweaking, the little start-up that could is back, and in a very big way. Now known as Livngiv, it has partnered restaurants with local charities, and is a terrific way to send a gift or dine with friends at top-notch restaurants, all while giving back to your community. I am thrilled they have selected me to photograph their partner businesses and charities; what could be better than shooting food & wine? The gallery below is a sample of work I've done locally for Livngiv, and is soon to be seen on their website and mobile applications. After browsing the photos, go to their new website, sign-up, and start paying it forward.