In the beginning of 2016, I self-assigned a project of photographing food in various ways. At times, I did them in a straightforward fashion, sometimes with a unique perspective, and occasionally just weird. Once, I just did it so that I could buy a sixer of beer on a Friday (ok, it was a Thursday).

I stayed with it for about 5 months and it helped me to push myself, to try different techniques and approaches to what has become a relatively common occurrence at the studio. Certainly aided in my growth as a photographer.

Whether directly related or not, we ended the year with a series of jobs for clients in which we had a chance to create some fun food photography of which I am proud. Each of these jobs was different from the others, from a controlled studio environment with multiple days of planning to a day in a busy restaurant shooting and changing setups as fast as the chef could plate his beautiful food to a an editorial pictorial in which we tried multiple things as quickly as we could think of them (and which featured my debut as the next great hand model).

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Beautifully plated app, entree and dessert shot on location at LaGrotta in Richmond.

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We had a chance to work once again with CF Sauer on some images for the Duke’s Mayonnaise website…

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And, with Richmond Magazine, we made some fun photos with pizzas from various restaurants around town and their unique toppings. If only I could control myself from grabbing a slice before the photo is finished…

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And so, 2016 comes to a close. Now excuse me, I’m hungry.