Saturday, January 15, 2011

18/52 Gustavo Castañeda

This week I had the pleasure of doing an opening menu shoot for La Taberna, a new Tapas restaurant in the UIC area. I love doing shoots at restaurants. The first reason being I love taking pictures of food. The second being how diverse these kinds of shoots are. You photograph plates of food, the space, portraits, whatever is needed. I spent the whole day shuffling around lights and shifting gears. Not only did I provide them with some really fantastic images of their plates, but also some nice portraits of their chefs, if I do say so myself.

Monday, January 10, 2011

17/52 Mildred Weber

So far in this project, I've had the opportunity to photograph 18 different people in 18 different environments. I've found myself in restaurant kitchens and people's living rooms. Shooting snippets of every day life and people on the ascent to big things. But by far the shoot that has meant the most to me is this one, my own Grandmother.

Oh, and this week we have a co-star.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

16/52 Joe Hahn

This week's portrait is a bit of a conceptual crossover. This time around it was unintentional, but I have some schemes of taking this concept a little farther in the future.

Monday, January 3, 2011

La Taberna Food Shoot

Just a quick update. I did the menu shoot for La Taberna, a new tapas restaurant on south Halstead near UIC. Click on the image above for a few sample pictures. I'm really happy with how they turned out. I also did my portrait for this week during the shoot, about which you'll all be hearing shortly.