With decades of experience as a home chef, I understand food and the process of working directly with the chef to capture their creation. The food photographed is the real thing and not overly fussed with. First, I will mock up the setting working out the details of composition and lighting. I next “fire” the order and get the shot in its freshness for a strong graphic photograph. Sometimes a couple of takes are needed to get all elements to come together, as you see here.
All images © David Duncan Livingston