Shooting Chefs

17 Nov 2015

This past summer was mostly spent tearing around Cornwall photographing chefs and dishes for the Great Cornish Fish Book by Cornwall Food & Drink. It was an experience that will stay with me for a long time, visiting some of Cornwall's awesomely talented chefs and photographing them at work. It felt like a privilege to be in their company. 


It's been an interesting exercise looking back over these images given that a little bit of time has passed since the book was published at the end of September. Not many of these portraits made the cut for the book itself but have become favourites of mine in terms of how I remember the moment. I find the behind-the-scenes element of kitchens exciting and fascinating, there is an energy and edge that's totally absorbing.


All shot with natural light and the majority using my beloved 35mm f1.8 Nikon prime lens. 


~ Sal


Nathan Outlaw


Above: Nathan Outlaw 


Tom Brown and Jack Stein


Left: Tom Bown at Outlaw's at St Enodoc Hotel.


Right: Jack Stein


Philleigh Way, George and James


Above: George Pascoe & James Martin of Philleigh Way

Will Gould and Rick Toogood


Left: Will Gould at The Watchouse in St Mawes


Right: Rick Toogood of Prawn on the Lawn in Padstow


Robert Bunny and Mark Devonshire


Left: Robert Bunny at the Ferry Boat Inn, Helford


Right: Mark Devonshire rolling out pasta

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