Since starting my career as a photographer in the mid-80's, my sole focus has always been telling stories with my camera. As a news photographer, that meant capturing the story in a single image. Some assignments were harder than others, but I always managed to get the story in a single frame.
Whether I'm shooting photos of people or food, my approach is no different. Every dish, whether created by a professional chef or seasoned home cook, has a story behind it. There's a reason that dish is being brought to the table. Even the simplest things - a potato recently pulled from the soil, a box of takeout pizza or an aging onion has history behind it, and a sense of purpose.
My goal as a photographer is to tell a story, immersing viewers in the subject I'm shooting. Since 2007, through my blog and podcast My Life as a Foodie, I have dedicated my efforts to food and the people behind it - giving every element of every single dish the respect it deserves.