Poached Salmon deconstructed
Poached Salmon deconstructed

While the lighting in this image is very simple – a gridded softbox on the left, to pick up the texture of the salmon and celeriac, and a white reflector on the right – the chef’s presentation turned this into one of my favorite photos.

To add some variety to a restaurant promotion shoot, I asked the chef to plate one of his dishes directly onto the table. He suggested a piece of slate that he had on hand and WOWED me with this presentation. Then, while I was shooting, he spritzed the dish with an atomizer to give it a clean, fresh feel.

It was awfully hard to keep myself from sampling…

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