This is a series by Tammar and Shimon. They are photographers in NYC and dear friends. They came to L2O at the opening in 2008 to shoot the food and the restaurant. For these photos, they decided the layout, the lighting and really made it their shoot. I have always felt their sensibility is just right, and the pictures reflect what we were trying to achieve at the time. Their studio is few blocks away from home. I hope to spend time with them to improve my photography skills in term of lighting, diaphragm aperture and speed. Food pictures in a kitchen space are getting close to being a studio format and I still feel like a beginner when it comes to it.
Doing pictures for the blog pushed me to buy a digital version of my old Leica. I never used a flash with my old camera. At the time, it was a traveling tool I used to fix all the important moments happening from early morning to sun set. No pictures at night time. I realized it is much more complex to photograph inside a room versus in natural light where the sun gives you exactly what you are going to get.