Mon 28 Mar 2011
Lisa Cherkasky, my longtime food styling collaborator, was recently featured in this video for Voice of America (also in this story for their website). They interviewed us both and shot us working in my studio for Gold Crust Baking Company. The video really captures our teamwork as we concentrate on tiny details, as usual; and Lisa even shows off some of her secret-weapon styling tools!
As Lisa says in the video, she approaches food styling as if she is creating sculpture. Her creativity and excellent aesthetic judgement are two basic reasons why we have done approximately 30 cookbooks together. Without a great stylist like Lisa, I can’t concentrate on what I need to do as the photographer. Here is my finished shot of the bagel-and-salmon “sculpture” that Lisa creates in the video.