Art Direction

Ottawa Magazine

Client: Ottawa Magazine, Food Issue 2022
Location: Parlour, Harmons, Giulia, Brassica, Arlo
Brief: Ottawa’s new hottest restaurants feature

Process: With this series, I wanted to make sure the photos would pop; colour and playfulness needed to be present and over the top. Ottawa has some great restaurant owners who’ve built spaces for joy and play, and I was excited to work with them to push these photos as much as possible. I was excited about the list of restaurants and the challenge to reflect each playfulness with my photography. This whole series was FUN!

Theme: Colour, fullness, playful, full table, excess, over-the-top

Concept of shoot / client needs: To achieve the staging across multiple locations a couple of elements we used here were direct flash to engage the colour In the food, using hands to emphasize the playfulness of the tablescape, and propping to illustrate the vibe of each location.