Ocha O Shitai: Manpaku – Art Print

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In my experience, sushi restaurants have the worst photos of their food. To Japanese chefs, presentation is just as important as flavor. Knowing this, I always questioned why restaurants never  took the time to present their menu with the same amount of care put into preparing and serving it. To correct this crime against cuisine, I set out to make two collections of photos that not only make the food look as delicious as it tastes, but also look stunning hung on a restaurant wall. I selected each element for either their color or texture, from the nigiri and sushi all the way down to the dishes and tablecloth, to make them as eye-catching as possible.

This piece is part of the Ocha O Shitai series in which I play primarily with orange and green to create visually striking photos. I selected the plate in particular because of its crackle finish. Of all the options I considered it had the most dynamic look to go along with the granular texture of the sushi and nigiri. Ultimately I think this series achieves my goal of showing the potential of high quality Japanese cuisine photography that goes beyond the less than stellar way they’re presented in restaurant menus.

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5X7, 8X10