Last night I was invited to photograph a rather special 'foody' event for my client David Moore; owner of Michelin restaurants - Pied-a-terre and L'Autre Pied in central London. The event was held for Slow Food Week 2014, featuring a 'Forgotten foods' menu by top Michelin chefs, Tom Aikens, Tom Van Zeller, Francesco Mazzei and Andy McFadden who were all rubbing shoulders with each other down in the kitchen of L'Autre Pied. It was great being down in the kitchen with these guys and their assistants. Things get pretty hot down there. One of the many things that I LOVE about doing food photography and working around these guys is their energy and passion. One of the the other things I also love about food photography is getting to sometimes have a taste! ;)
1 shot from a recent photography commission where I had to highlight 'the people behind the places' around Carnaby Street in London. I love these sort of jobs.... where you need to blend in with people very quickly, so they forget and be themselves.... armed with my beloved Fuji X-Pro1 I was able to quietly click away... I hope you can feel the Intensity that i felt watching this head chef working away.
Yesterday i was back to the amazing Verru restaurant in London's Marylebone Lane! Except this time for some slightly different 'profile shots' of the owner, 'Andrei' and his merry band of men! Andrei said he didn't want to have boring, serious portraits, so wanted to try something a tad 'different'.... at the mere mention of a food fight, the boys seemed ready for it... as you can see.... this is all in jest and their obvious great relationship is plain to see!! As i've already said.... the food here is amazing and so are the people.... get down there!!