I had the pleasure recently of photographing James Wilkins of Wilks Restaurant, Bristol for Caterer Magazine.
The Michelin Star Chef prefers to keep a low profile, concentrating on producing creative, refined dishes to discerning Westcountry diners. The article features a masterclass on one of his regular dishes featuring a yuzu sorbet, flavours inspired by his time working as Executive Chef for Michel Bras in Japan (full article in the tear sheet section).
The brief was to shoot portraits of James and his wife Christine, the preparation of the dish including the finished plate and some interiors of the restaurant. As in most cases the highlight came at the end of the shoot when I was able to taste James’ gorgeous food, it was well worth the wait!
The brief was to shoot two elements; the huddlebox which was in a dark area used for VR testing. This needed a little subtle lighting to lift the darker areas out of shadow and separate them from the dark background.
I have been lucky enough to spend quite a lot of time over the last few years photographing the fabulous Carbis Bay Hotel so I was delighted to be commissioned by Spiral to do some interior photography of a couple of their staircases in the gorgeous new beach villas.