The Machine House

This week I photographed the food at Machine House in Rosset. Prepared by the excellent Chef Adam Gaunt Evans, we shot (and afterwards ate) practically the whole menu – the Beef Shashimi was a particular favorite.

As usual with my food photography assignments we worked early on during service, but luckily the restaurant has a private dining area we commandeered as a temporary studio space to work in so we wouldn’t disturb any customers that arrived for an early dinner. I kept the set-up pretty simple on this outing as we had to move quickly and I wanted the final images to be quite natural and light.

I placed a 100cm reflective brolly at the end of the long table for a backlight and a 60cm softbox to camera left for fill. Throughout the shoot we moved the plate position around the table a bit so things wouldn’t get too samey.