NATURAL LIGHT

These shots were all taken in natural light.  I love the lack of control that comes with this medium. I have to go with what is there and work on angles and composition to get what I can from the available light and yet still convey drama  in what I am shooting . I don't rely on light meters and settings. The potential is in the geometry of the shadows and the highlights and the thrill of the unexpected. They may not be great technical shots, but they give the viewer so much more to see with the nuance between color and light.

CHEF IAN HOCKENBERGER

Poppyseed Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Blueberry Compote

CHEF MARCO VALIANI

Thai Lemon Shrimp Salad with Mixed Greens , Avocado and Cilantro and Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

CHEF MIKE YAKURA

Pork Dim Sum with Shoyu and Black Sesame Seeds

CHEF PATRICK McDONNELL

Blue Crab and White Masa Tamales with White Wines Sauce, Watermelon and Watermelon Radish Salad and Microgreens and Lemon OIl Vinaigrette 

CHEF KAZAHIRO OKOCHI

Shrimp Tempura Sushi with Sriracha Sauce