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!
Working as a hotel photographer is always interesting, as each hotel is different.
Light and airy is how I would describe ‘Cherrytrees’, one of www.johnbraycornishholidays.co.uk cottages in Rock. I photographed the interior in the summer when natural light flooded all the rooms although additional lighting was needed to balance the interior and exterior. I hope that it looks as if it wasn’t lit at all, that’s my aim! […]