100+ hours shooting, 100+ dishes... 1 recipe book...

Last month Reds True BBQ released their first BBQ recipe book.. I had the pleasure to spend 10 days shooting the imagery for the book. We shot most of the images on location in James Douglas' woodland garden which gave us the perfect space and backdrop for the rustic gritty style of BBQ these guys love. The rest of the imagery was shot in the Reds Restaurant in Manchester.

A big chunk of the images were shot with natural daylight which is great as it simplifies the whole process. With the 100+ recipes we needed to get through we had to work efficiently.
Working with a stylist is a massive positive on this type of shoot and Rob Morris was on set to art direct and make everything look great. I even let him share my tent..
Yes we camped on location. Lap of luxury..

Everything was shot into Capture One for review by Scott and the guys on the fly.. Shooting tethered to a laptop is slightly restrictive but absolutely necessary in my opinion. Not just for reviewing imagery but for backing up the mass of data you get through day to day. I think we got through 175GB of images all in all.

Despite the long days and rain we got through it and came away with some great content and had a blast along the way.
All in all the guys from Reds were really happy, Orion Publishing were happy and it seems everybody who's bought the book is happy. Job done.. Roll on the next book..!!

A few samples and some of my favourites from the book

James Brown Photographer
Food Photography, Interior Photography, People Photography,
Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, London