I’m not a celebrity. Never have been and never will be. But, it was pretty cool when all of the chefs came to see what was happening on my last shoot with Michael Giletto.
We were doing some shots of crabs, fish and quail eggs. I have to admit that the resulting photos were really great.
We started with some shots of a bushel of live blue claw crabs and then a pile of cooked crabs. The Old Bay seasoning added a great texture to the cooked crabs.
The next shot was not so cool from my point of view. When Michael asked if I would take a photo of pig’s feet, I was thinking that this was a prepared dish. Instead, Michael wheeled in a whole pig. I was taken aback.
Unfortunately, the huge presentation was too big to move on to the table where I had my strobes set up so I took a couple of shots with available light. Michael got what he wanted but, I am not posting those photos for fear of insulting a PETA member or just someone who is squeamish.
Now on to the fish….first we shot some raw fish then some plates.
We did macro on the skin of a red fish and a sea bass – what great texture, color and pattern. Someone said that it looks like fabric.
Finally, we shot some quail eggs. First, the eggs and then Michael fried one and presented it on pressed octopus.
Really, really pretty but, do people really eat this? I’m glad that I just had to shoot it…thanks Mike for a great day.
We ended up with 57 photos…not a bad day’s work if you ask me.