With the proliferation of smart phones the demand for online video by our readers (and editors) has grown tremendously. While some in the industry question the tactic of diverting resources to the medium I have tried to embrace it, looking at it as another creative instrument in my quiver. It takes more time to produce a video package and although time seems to be the one variable I never quite have enough of, the challenge and excitement of exploring a new (to me) visual frontier is thrilling. Here are just a couple quick pieces I produced last month.
Last week I spent the evening with Chef David Baruthio at Baru 66 photographing a gorgeous five-course meal for the Datebook dining feature. His food was like art, which made my commitment of an entire evening much more rewarding. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the shoot. You can see more in next week's Datebook.
Every so often I get the chance to visit a local eatery and photograph their food and atmosphere for a weekly dining feature we do. Friday I visited a new restaurant called John Doe's, which is a take on your basic pub and grill. They had a few gourmet entrees including a delicious looking New York strip. I don't get to do much fashion or food photography so I always relish these opportunities. Get it, "relish"... Oh nevermind. You can find more about them by visiting their Facebook page.
Just a few photos from the past week...