CASE STUDY: Flavor Bombs

Clients: Chef Giovannina Bellino and Quarto Publishing

Creative direction: What a great culinary concept: Chef Giovannina Bellino has developed recipes for what she calls “flavor bombs” — frozen cubes of intense sauce or stock that home cooks can add to dishes. For her book Flavor Bombs, food stylist Charlotte Omnès and I developed the photography style to bring Giovannina’s concept to life: bright, beautiful ingredients showcased on black backgrounds, so the colors explode off the page. Every photo is loaded with visual interest, from dynamically placed ingredients to a little bit of messiness in the scene. Working with artificial light, I photographed 17 flavor bombs and 20 accompanying recipes. 

Crew: art director, editor, food stylists, food assistant, photo assistant