Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TASTE, again

One of my favorite clients, TASTE Restaurant, is also one of my favorite spots for a good happy hour, (or dinner, for that matter.) So, I had to post some shots from my recent food shoot there. The food is deeeeelicious, and if you haven't checked it out yet, you should.

I am definitely a fan of shooting in natural light for food photography, but this most recent shoot took place at night, in order to create some diversity within the food shots I have already taken.
It worked out great. I used 2 Lowell Ego Tabletop lights, a reflector or two, and an assistant, (aka: Danielle Custer of TASTE who was more than willing to help with this shoot...and she was AWESOME) to create the lighting you see here.

I am pretty pleased with the results.

(Oh, and you see that shot of the gnocchi down there towards the bottom? The one taken on top of the article about TASTE that was featured in Edible Seattle? That GREAT photo of the executive chef, Craig, was taken by the talented Rina Jordan. She does lovely work and I want to make sure she gets the proper credit she deserves.)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thomas Keller and Bastille

A few nights ago I had the opportunity to photograph a culinary master: Thomas Keller, the owner of and visionary behind The French Laundry, Bouchon, and Per Se.
Keller was a visiting chef participating in another one of Kim Rickett's fabulous Cooks and Books events.

This month, the event took place at Bastille in Ballard.

Some of my favorite moments of the night took place in the Bastille kitchen, with all the chefs busily working away and overseen by the talented Shannon Galusha.

Not surprisingly, I was too busy to eat the food, but got to read about it later.
Being behind the camera was a dream come true, so I am not complaining! :)