Pictures from recent editorial and commercial photography assignments around China, Macau, and Hong Kong. Most work involves food, portraiture, or industrial locations.

California Wine Arrives in Macau

California wine feature in Macau Inc magazine

Until recently, I had not seen a bottle of California wine in China. Macau and Hong Kong have long been known for their bourgeois alcoholic imports but those have mostly been of European lineage; in wine, France, Italy, and Portugal dominate, with the occasional bottle from Australia, New Zealand, or Chile.

This assignment - to illustrate a selection of vintages from the west coast of North America - was therefore oddly reassuring in a "Go 'Merica" sort of way.

Portraits of Raphael le Masne de Chermont at Shanghai Tang

Portrait of Raphael le Masne de Chermont

Business portraits in Hong Kong come with a unique set of challenges: The spaces available are usually cramped, boxy and beige; available time is often limited, and the personalities involved are frequently temperamental. Lucky for me, Raphael le Masne de Chermont has an exceptionally genial temperament and the Shanghai Tang boutique in Central is far more shapely than most other retail spaces in Hong Kong.

Inside The Tasting Room

Lamb tongue

Since its opening, The Tasting Room has been one of the most highly-regarded restaurants in Macau. Chef Guillaume Galliot's work has consistently earned Michelin star ratings, while the venue, which is perched along a long bank of windows overlooking Cotai, boasts one of the most commanding views in the City of Dreams resort complex.