Preto Food Shoot

Food Photography on Location

This is a series of images from a food shoot I recently did with London digital creative agency Kota Creative for Brazilian Restaurant chain Preto. It was a two day shoot on location at Preto's newly opened venue in Camden, North London. The first day was spent shooting food which was prepared and styled by the kitchen staff on location. The second day was all about the pickups and lifestyle images, shots that would capture some of the details and the atmosphere of the restaurant. All the images were shot for the new website and re-brand that Kota had designed for them.

With all food and product shoots it's important to provide options for re-touching in case decisions are made to change certain elements within the composition so I always shoot the same composition several times, removing individual elements one or two at a time. As I was reviewing the images for this particular shot with the creative director on location, they created a kind of stop frame animation effect, so I thought it would be a bit of fun to create this time-lapse. Of course, the accompanying music had to be Brazilian so I've used an un-released piece written and recorded by the super talented Chris Franck and Da Lata

To see more images from the shoot, both food and lifestyle, as well as the web design by Kota, visit the Preto website.