Hanks Seafood - Food Shoot

Walking into Hank's Seafood in Charleston, SC is like walking into a beautiful old world restaurant. With it's rich beautiful wood walls, leather covered banquets and patina mirrors behind the bar, you just feel comfortable and excited about the food that's to come. If you're in Charleston and in the mood for some tasty high end seafood, Hank's is definitely the place to go! 

I recently collaborated on a food shoot with the restaurant to update its images for some marketing needs. I had the awesome Liz Demos doing what she does with props. The in-house Chef Tim Richardson was great to work with and super accommodating of our slower process of shooting styled and propped food, which can be tough on a chef.

We all had a great time working with the kitchen staff (who shared "family meal" with us, they can make a mean lasagna), learned about the chef's garden and pickling endeavors and created some wonderful photos (which was the whole point). These are some of my favorites, hope you enjoy them too and have the chance to check out the delicious food at Hank's soon!

Sustainable Seafood...

I had a great time working with The Local Palate on a story about about sustainable seafood which is in the June/July 2014 issue. I learned a lot about seafood and how the sustainable market works and doesn't work. There are a lot of hard working fisherman that need their product used locally and purchased through the proper channels. The more this product is used in local restaurants and purchased by local residents the better!

So go out and buy some local seafood!