One of the tenets preached by photography consultants is to shoot the subject matter that you want to be hired to shoot commercially. As a self-professed "foodie," I've started shooting restauranteurs, sommeliers and executive chefs to bolster my existing environmental portrait portfolio. I'm hoping to flow these images into my new book that will go to the printer in December.
My friend Tom Kisthart and I got together early Saturday morning and thanks to Kevin Pelley at Sidebern's, we had an opportunity to use the restaurant and wine shop to set the scene for Tom's environmental portrait. Lots of terrific tungsten spot lighting behind the bar and along the wine shelves created a warm atmosphere to craft a sense of Tom and his work as a wine master.