Most of my food and restaurant photography is conceived and executed in a short amount of time, using available light, in tight physical spaces, oftentimes during open business hours. Its vital that I capture the essence of the food and environment quickly, without interupting the chefs, baristas, bartenders, event planners and customers. Other times I am afforded the opportunity to work at a slower pace, working on art direction, post-processing, and developing photographs for print media and advertising.
I'm a Curious Gastronome…who also loves food photography! We could all say that we have a long history with food. We need it, after all, to survive. I began a love affair with food while watching my grandfather, Charles, turn flour, a few eggs, and water into divine kluski noodles. The alchemy of cooking has always intrigued me. It was the same grandfather too who inspired my brother, Josef, to become a chef. In all, there are three chefs in our family alone. It was only natural that I combined my fine art education with my love for food and became a food photographer.
I can shoot in studio, on location, and travel/lifestyle food photography. I know my way around a kitchen, so I’ll stay out of the way, or, better yet, I can prepare your meals in-house and shoot them from my studio, provided you supply me with a recipe. Tired of over-styled food photography? Me too. My minimal, honest approach to food styling lets the food speak for itself. Our recipe for food photography success is as follows: 1/4c Jackson Pollock, 1/2tbs Francis Mallman, seasoned with natural light and a dash of Daido Moriyama.