Ariane’s Kitchen & Bar…in pictures!

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Ariane’s Kitchen & Bar…in pictures!

Montclair, NJ Portrait Photographer Phil Cantor writes:

The Montclair Art Museum’s asked me to photograph local chef Ariane Duarte, the owner of Ariane Kitchen & Bar in Verona, New Jersey. The Culinary Institute of America graduate has competed on TV’s Top Chef, Iron Chef and Cook Your Ass Off. 

For the Museum, she prepared a demonstration meal for the MAM‘s fundraising gala and I was commissioned to photograph it. 

Photography, according to my mentor Arnold Newman, is 1% inspiration and 99% moving furniture. In the restaurant, I moved a dark wood table in front of the wall of white subway tiles and set my light to give a strong back light from the left side. I set up two cameras: one to give an overhead view looking straight down so you can see the ‘plating’ of the food, and the other for a front view to make the finished meal inviting and interesting.

Lacquered Duck Breast with Pomme Purée

I photographed the food as it was ready and when all was done…I got to eat it!!!

Porcini Soufflé                                                 Selection of French Cheeses

Ariane consults her favorite book by Julia Child

2018-12-02T10:18:32+00:00June 6th, 2018|Phil Cantor|0 Comments

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