Remember when I posted this pic showing my house as we packed up for our Transatlantic move from LA to London? Well, all those plates weren’t actually ours. As well as moving I was in the middle of a few prop styling jobs. I like a little chaos to keep me on my toes.
One of them was the last cookbook I styled, VOLT ink by the Voltaggio Brothers (the brothers were winner and runner up of Top Chef’s sixth season). This beautiful book was produced by Weldon Owen and came out not too long ago.
With some cleaning and some gorgeous photography by Ed Anderson some of those plates ended up looking like this:
It was the first time I’d ever had to provide dishes only (no cutlery) for a shoot. It was simple and sort of modern and rustic with some really nice moody, dark tones as well. It certainly makes the food pop.
And it’s making me hungry.