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Food Photography: Where have you been all my life?

06 May Posted by chimpsy in Uncategorized | 1 comment
Food Photography:  Where have you been all my life?

Food.  One of my favorite things other than photography.  I love to cook.  I love to try local fare wherever I travel to – from small home-town diners to big-city cuisine.  I love to EAT.  I love and appreciate Iron Chef and Anthony Bourdain, and almost every show on the Travel Channel that has to do with food.

I appreciate not just the way food tastes, but the way it smells, and the way it LOOKS.

My father is known for his cooking.  He takes great pride in it.  Food and the act of preparing it is his language of love, and he’s incredibly good at it.

A couple of days ago I landed my first “official” food photography job from a restaurant called Argyll Gastropub in Cherry Creek.  What a score – they were voted “Best new Restaurant” by Westword Magazine last year.

I decided to go big or go home.  I didn’t make any money off this shoot because I decided to buy a whole bunch of new gear in order to do it right:  a light kit, reflector, rented some interesting lenses, etc.  It was worth it.

I thought I’d share some of my shots…

First, meet Robert, the Owner of Argyll.  He’s opening up two new restaurants, including Punchbowl, a foodie’s late-night haven – bowling and incredible food.  I can’t wait.

Now for some food shots.  I have recently become a fan of good wings , so you can imagine I LOVED when they brought this out, right off the bat.

Argylle is known for their lamb dishes, so I think next time I’m there, I’ll be ordering this.

Some more great food dishes…

I actually ordered this Pub Steak last weekend and yes, it’s as good as you might imagine.

And finally, dessert.

  1. Sonja05-10-11

    Mark, this food doesn’t look painted. It looks real…YUMMY! Hope to experience it for myself.

    Saw you working with a large class on Pearl St. not to long ago. They were lookin’ happy and attentive. I’m sure they had as much fun as I did during your class last year.

    Heading to the Grand Canyon in a few weeks. Hope I remember all that you taught me.

    Hugs, Sonja

    P. S. I’m almost back to where I was pre-cancer, health wise. How about you?