I had the pleasure of photographing the owner and master chef of Tambo Restaurant, a Peruvian cuisine restaurant in Oakland. Before she stepped into my studio, I had already checked out her website and was impressed with the healthful food and beautiful presentation of her work. I visualized her as the creative force behind her restaurant and menus, and focused on bringing that out in her.
Chefs are constantly using their hands, so it was important to have hers showing in an expressive way that naturally portrayed the confidence she embodies. She has a lovely smile and I took a few smiling shots, but I was more interested in taking her portrait to a deeper level, and she trusted me. The reward is that this ended up being hers and my favorite image. I cannot wait go there and try some of the delicious food! You can see the color version on her website HERE.
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