Food photography for magazine dining features features is a prominent part of my work; I also frequently work with chefs and marketing teams at restaurants, hotels, and resorts.
Macau Inc magazine, Tasting Kitchen, and Destination Macau have all been frequent local editorial clients; I have produced menu and marketing images for Michelin-starred restaurants including 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana and Terrazza Macau.
Food is something I prefer to approach as creative illustration; the dishes must look tasty but should also be interesting.
Dining Concepts asked me to make a few new marketing pictures at SPIGA Hong Kong last year. The restaurant is located in the center of Central, so to speak, in one of the many steel and glass buildings that line Queen's Road.
The interior was imagined by celebrity designer Joyce Wang and has a hip mid-century theme that verges on steampunk. Brass light fixtures and distressed tile work abound, as do colors and patterns that appear to be plundered from a forgotten far away diner. The collective theatrical assembly is framed by the confluence of the restaurant's decorative sweated copper plumbing and the building's swanky angular surroundings.