It was great shooting at Momofuku's new Kojin restaurant for the Globe and Mail. The food is amazing! It is different than other Momofuku restaurants in that it strays quite a bit from their usual Asian fare, while not abandoning it entirely. Chef Paula Navarrete is truly a rising star. Full review from the Globe here.
Lots of fun shooting a product spread for Where Toronto magazine for Linda Luong Luck. Working with a great stylist like Kristina Lerner is always a treat. You can see assistant Mike Chui, who is a total pro, in the photo below.
When I photograph a restaurant to accompany a review I am always a little nervous because I don't know (by design) if the review is positive or negative. What a relief to see Il Covo get a great review. Their food is fantastic and they are really nice people.
There probably is I suppose ... but I have always loved shooting champagne. The elegance, the bubbles and if it is rose, the colour!
Breakfast is served. This is a quick comp from a recent breakfast shoot.
We've been having a blast pouring beer lately - stills and video. Here's a closeup of a nice IPA doing its thing.
This dish is so photogenic it's almost hard to get a bad image of it!
Loved photographing this product!
On a cold day ... and it is cold up here in Canada ... a soup shoot is just the thing to warm the studio and the day!
Sometimes good things happen fooling around. I was actually testing this glassware and stirred the beer a little too much.
So often we are shooting for seasons far ahead .... (ice cream shooting season now!) so it's fun to shoot soup when it's actually cold outside!
Sometimes it is great to get together with other creatives, put your heads together and produce some new work. I worked on these images with food stylist Sarah Sweeney and prop stylist Christine Roberts, two really great pros and fun to work with. Ron Hartwell assisted. Shot at Album Studios.
The answer, of course, is everything. In this case stir fried snap peas and grape tomatoes, but really find me the dish that champagne does not go with!
We can't always shoot exactly what we love and frankly my taste for beer had waned quite a bit until the rise of the micro brewpubs. There are so many amazing beers produced in these places with really unique styles and flavours. It really re-ignited my love of beer. That make this assignment a fun one. Four brewpubs in two days ...
If there is one thing better than photographing BBQ it is eating it!
Summertime shoots are so much fun and I especially love shooting dinner scenes, particularly when the involve barbecue. There are so many elements involved that have to come together to make it a success!
For some people summer means the beach, barbecue and patios. For me, it means gelato season. I'm lying a a bit because I love all the other things about summertime, but I have fond memories of strolling around the piazzas in Rome eating incredible gelato.