Great clients creating great work We are so excited to share the work of our talented client and architectural workshop partner, Barry Grossman! Congratulations to Barry and his team for creating such strong images for Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry’s International Smoke Restaurant in Aventura, FL. Barry Grossman shares the making of a wonderful project… I had the pleasure of working with both Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry just prior to the Grand Opening of their restaurant International Smoke, Aventura, FL. Initially, I was contacted by the public relations manager from the Mina Group who requested interior architectural photography and a few portraits of Ayesha and Michael. We scouted the restaurant the night before the shoot during their soft-opening event and it was absolutely “smoking” with hundreds and hundreds of invited guests, media, and several NBA players, including Steph Curry. We were treated to amazing food, drink, atmosphere and a great time. That definitely set the stage for our shoot the next day. Shooting Under Pressure… I was dealt the challenge of having to shoot all the interior photographs within only a few hours of the official opening. I only had two hours total to shoot 5-6 images plus the portraits of Chef Michael and Ayesha. Of course, we would have loved to shoot during an evening, or late-night, but that wasn’t possible due to the schedule of the restaurant. Working through the chaos was nothing new to me, and I relied upon many years of experience to work with efficiency and decisiveness. I used my Cambo technical camera system to capture the interiors, and once done, I focused on the portraiture. Both Ayesha and Michael were extremely gracious and this shoot was one of the highlights of our year thus far. Check Out Barry’s Equipment List… Portraits: Phase One IQ3 100 Trichromatic Phase One XF Body 80mm &110mm Schneider lenses Interior: Phase One IQ3 100 Trichromatic Cambo WRS 5000 Tech camera Rodenstock 23mm HR & 32mm HR lensesLighting used Profoto B1 and D1 units with medium white Profoto umbrellas as modifiers Barry is a true master of his craft! To learn more about his technique and to enhance your architecture and interior photography skills, we invite you to join us May 5 – 8, 2019 in Las Vegas! There is only one spot left so register ASAP! If you are one of our clients and have exciting news to share please email us!