I love getting magazine work because the creative direction can really be left up to the photographer. The staff had a general direction they wanted to go but otherwise I was the creative director. This was for a story on side dishes for the holidays. The staff had pulled recipes from their own backgrounds and had us cook them and photograph them. My chef for this job had everything organized and flew right through them. It gave me more flexibility to find interesting angles and textiles to incorporate into the shots. I think my favorite recipe from the list was the Spinach Gratin. It was this cheesy, hot spinach mixture that smelled amazing!
Below are a couple shots from the shoot. Happy Holidays!