Superbite Restaurant Website Photography

We teamed up with This Design to create some supercool food and restaurant images for Gabi & Greg Denton’s new restaurant, Superbite. This concepted a spare, modern website design which riffs off of the Denton’s carefully constructed food. I pushed the lighting and composition to reflect that sensibility.  The result is really fresh, and we totally dig it. See for yourself at www.superbitepdx.com

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Chobani Greek Yogurt in Portland

Last fall, the agency for Chobani came to Oregon to shoot a short film about Portland Chefs using their yogurt in recipes. To compliment the film production, the art directors needed a photographer who could shoot great-looking stills amidst the crazy logistics of a film shoot.

Over three days, the crew visited Le Pigeon, Bollywood Theater, Nostrana, Imperial Restaurant, Noble Rot and a farm just outside of Portland–creating interesting and evocative stories about the product. The film is really terrific. Here’s a few of our favorite photos from the project. Gabe Rucker of Le Pigeon using Chobani yogurt recipes using chobani yogurt Bollywood Theater restaurant Troy MacLarty preparing recipes using Chobani yogurt bee-local-chobani


Chizu

On their website, Chizu calls itself “a sushi-like experience for cheese lovers.” Last Spring, I shot images for a profile in Cheese Connoisseur Magazine and here’s one of their beautiful tasting boards.

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Fun Summer Restaurant Project: Pine Shed Ribs

Teaming up with small, independent restaurants to create an image library is a ton of fun. Tasty, too. Heather Jones asked me to team up with her to flesh out some visuals for Matt & Jenn at Pine Shed Ribs and show off their crazy-good BBQ.  We shot over a couple of afternoons when the smoker was full of deliciousness, and got to experience first hand the passion that Matt & Jenn have for making the best BBQ around.  I’d suggest you go check some out too, before they sell out for the day.

Pine Shed Ribs plates of BBQ

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Summer’s Coming: Make Plans Now

Portland is on fire, in the food world. Each week we get media requests for photos of restaurants, chefs, food & cocktails from publications and websites writing about Portland’s red-hot food scene. If you’re promoting a gorgeous outdoor space, it only makes sense to photograph it at its best. May and June are great months to photograph your outdoor space, patio dining or tasting room.
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New photos: Portland’s Bamboo Izakaya

There is some sexy eating and drinking going on at Bamboo Izakaya. Their delicious nibbles are cooked over open flame on special grills made in Tokyo specially for the restaurant. The focus is on fresh flavors and interesting textures–all matched for drinks or cocktails. We photographed the exotically stylish restaurant this winter shortly after they opened on NE Alberta. portland-restaurant-bamboo-1 portland-restaurant-bamboo-2


USA Pears and Ox Restaurant

Great partnerships make for great work.  Here, friends at USA Pears brought me in to create a shot with the insanely creative team at Ox Restaurant, Gabrielle and Greg Denton. The dish features their pear prosciutto, foie gras terrine, pickled chanterelles and malted white chocolate on top for good measure.  (yes, it tasted outrageously good!)

Creating the photograph together was like a performance piece: Greg ad-libbing the presentation and me quickly responding with  the lighting & camerawork. There was a “moment”, and then it was done.

And congratulations to Gabrielle & Greg for their upcoming cookbook project with Ten Speed Press – it’ll be great for sure! Keep your eyes peeled for it.

Foie Gras & Pear Prosciutto, with shaved Foie