Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Cake decoration Tricks

Here now some page from the Cake decoration Book, published by New Holland. Author, Recipies and Food Styling by Sue McMahon http://www.suemcmahon.co.uk/Sue_McMahon/Welcome.html
see the pages/images on my website: http://www.frankthephotographer.com/food%20photography/book%20publishing/cake_decorations_photography.htm

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Indian Restaurants - SPICE6 - London

Great new, modern indian restaurant: SPICE6 !
Passion for indian food from the famous regions of Hyderabad, Lahore and Peshawar.
The interior is very modern and beautiful lit, great atmoshere.
You can see all the images i have taken on their great website, including food, interior and drinks photography:

Italian Restaurants - BABBO - London

A brand new italian restaurant, just round the corner from the Riz.
This is a very family orientated restarant, Babbo means Daddy!!!!
Their food uses the highest quality organic ingredients, you can also have seabass baked traditionally in saltcrust. And how about a nice bottle of wine, £ 1600?
Its been a great job, since the chef, Douglas Santi, was so amazing. A lot of money has been spend on an amazing traditional interior design.
My work has included the food photography, interior photography, detail shots, exterior and portraits.
Great Restaurant! http://www.babborestaurant.co.uk/

Italian Restaurants - LaCaricatura - London/Mayfair

Here now the finished result for La Caricatura:

I was commissioned to create a Virtual Tour Movie and also an 'Electric Menu'.
The VT was for their websites, containing food photography of their menu, interiors and panoramas.
The 'Electric Menu' is a movie presentation designed for display on large HD TV screens in the restaurant and the street windows, so people in the streets and their guests can watch the images of the food and the great ambience and services.

Click here to watch the Virtual Tour:
To find out more about the 'Electric Menu', please click here:

Thursday, 13 August 2009

MOTI MAHAL - Covent Garden

NOW finally a very professional Job for on of the most famous indian restaurants in London and around the world:
MOTI MAHAL, Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London:
http://www.motimahal-uk.com/ this is a chain of luxury restaurants around the world!
This restaurant has an unusual concept: The Menu is based on a journey of the chef along the 'The Grand Trunk Road' : http://www.motimahal-uk.com/index.cfm?Content=101. Unusual, amazing tasting indian food and luxury services, great chefs !
The job included a day photography on professional shots of cocktails and drinks, also some creative food images presenteing the authenticity of indian food along the Grank Trunk Road.
The food images required a professional props stylist for 2 days to organize all the props, one assistant and 3 days professional retouching!!!
Please give me another 2 weeks, and some previews will be on my website, currently all images will be retouched professionally: http://www.frankthephotographer.com/ http://www.professionalrestaurantphotography.co.uk/

La Caricatura - Italian Restaurant Virtual Tour Movie, of Oxford Street,London W1

Another fantastic italian london restaurant! Creative home made italian food, great athmospere, hugh woodfired pizza oven, enormous pizza's!
The chefs were amazingly creative!
Again, i have been commissioned to create a creative VIRTUAL TOUR MOVIE, including music, containing moving 360 degree panoramas images, still images of interior photography, beautiful food photographs, and also some unusual creative images to boost the athmospere or the 'La Caricatura'.
Their Link: http://www.lacaricaturapizza.com/index.php The virtual tour is still under approval and will be published within the next 2 weeks.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Panoramas for Conservatives Website

Recent Project for the website of the Hornsey and Wood Green Conservatives:
360 degree Panoramas of Hornsey, Wood Green and Crouch End plus rectilinear panorama from Alexander Palace for website header.
You can view this work on :http://new.richardmerrin.com/about-hornsey-wood-green/
I only had one particular day to do this, and it was a cloudy/sunny day, not perfect for panoramas. But with the help of photoshop we achieved great results. lots of time retouching panoramas.
I have also been aproached by police officers on almost all the shots, since i was using a professional tripod on the highstreets, but after explanation of the job, they let me carry on.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

SergiosW1 Italian Restaurant Virtual Tour

SergiosW1 in Great Titchfield street, London, is a great well established Italian restaurant with over 2000 guests per week. Fantastic, high quality food, contemporary and classic Italian, served in large portions. I was full up everytime i have worked there. Nice and quite area to sit outside the restaurant on the weekend.
I have been commissioned to produce food images of their menu, interior photography, 360 degree panoramas and also a full screen virtual tour movie.
A great job !!!
View here : http://www.frankthephotographer.com/advertising%20photography/360%20degree%20virtual%20tour%20photography/360%20degree%20virtual%20panorama%20tour%20fullscreen.htm##

And have a look at the fullscreen webpresentation on their site: http://www.sergiosw1.co.uk/ , have your music switched on!

Thursday, 4 June 2009

PLANET HOLLYWOOD - E MENU - Food Photography

I have just finished a 2 day E MENU foodphotography for the new PLANET HOLLYWOOD restaurant in Haymarket, London, to be launched this week.
All images are produced for the E Menu, the table automated ordering service.
I had to be quick and precise, shooting one image almost every 8 minutes. We achieved 92 high quality images for the whole menu. I also spend 2 days retouching, cleaning up the plates and food, adjusting contrast issues, cutouts etc...

Images coming soon on
( I have been too busy recently to update my websites)

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Cake Decoration Tricks

This book has been published recently by New Holland Publications, and it was one of the most difficult projects i had to photograph in my life.
Sue McMahon, the author and Food Stylist, has developed stunning ideas for cake decorating.
I spend twice the amount of time doing the retouching in comparision to photographing. The fact was, that many step by step images contained hands and fingers, which turned red due to pressure. Also many cakes or decoration were white with white details or shiny black chocolate with white contrast, some of the most difficult objects in photography.
It was a challenging job, but i always enjoy a challenge !!