Going through my archives I found a fun series of images I shot for the Portland Mercury last year. Radarpdx is an AMAZING little restaurant in North Portland on Mississippi avenue. The owners, Jonathan & lily were a pleasure to work with, from the moment I stepped in the door they welcomed me and made me feel at home. That’s exactly what I did, in fact I didn’t want to leave!
The shoot itself was simple, a food review. I brought a small reflector and a flash to even out some of the shadows. K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) inadvertently became my motto on that shoot. I typically like to light my images using a few strobes but I found it unnecessary to dress up their already beautiful dishes. The same goes for the owners, they are clearly very happy to be in their position, for their portraits I used a flash to soften the shadows and stick with the overall simplicity of the other images
If you’d like to read the food review from the mercury go here : http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/familiar-waters/Content?oid=8946553
Here are a few of the images (in super low res.):