The Jona Lewie touch | 365:95

This 365 post is all about photographing food. Or more specifically, those behind the food. For those asking; “What? Who? Where?” It was a reasonably laconic songster called Jona Lewie who thirty eight years ago released the song, ‘You will always find me in the kitchen at parties.’ I remember the performance, just, on Top of the Pops. And with those words ringing in my ears, it’s something I’ve taken to heart when photographing weddings. I’ll always request a chance to photograph the chef/s at work. It’s part of the documentary of a day of course, a portion of the day (pun intended) that otherwise is not recorded; food just magically appearing via a two-way swing door from the venue’s kitchen. If you’re trying as a reportage wedding photographer to narrate the story of a day through a sequence of photographs, this is essential fodder.

Shot data: focal length 24mm, f1.4, 1/250, ISO 100, under-exposed by a third of a stop

Black and white picture of a chef at work at a wedding

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