It was a massively inspiring, labor intensive and time consuming project. Together with brilliant chefs Matthew Kenney and Scott Winegard, we created PLANTLAB, a 300 page cook book published by Regan Arts / Phaidon.  29 days of shooting in LA, Miami and New York over a period of 5 months; cooking, styling and capturing a total of 222 images.

PLANTLAB celebrates innovative plant based cuisine. The 90-plus recipes employ a modern, creative approach organized in four sections that build on progressing skills: Fundamentals, Advanced, Professional, and Future of Food.

I have no doubt that this book will further transform how society views plant based cuisine and I’m very happy to be a part of this effort.

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Full image gallery: PLANTLAB Cookbook

Feel like flipping through the book for a quick preview?  Enjoy:


Quaker Oats

Got to play with my food again, this time for Quaker Oats through PepsiCo.  As a child, I was admonished whenever I poured milk too fast and created a mess.  Now I get paid to do this with some of my most favorite cereals.  I salute you, Cap’n Crunch!

Food styling by Takako Kuniyuki, retouching by Tomo Hatano.


FoodPhoto Festival 2017

The FoodPhoto Festival in Denmark once again brought together some of the most renowned food photographers, stylists, art directors and magazine editors from 32 different countries, to exhibit their images, conduct workshops, portfolio reviews and conferences.  I was happy to attend again and to hold two workshops on Daylight Food Photography, as well as a conference on the same topic.  A big thank you to organizer Guenter Beer and his team, who did an amazing job producing the World’s only FoodPhoto Festival.  Here are some impressions from Vejle:


Mullen Lowe-NY Bakery

You see this crew?  Impossible not to have a successful shoot or bright days.  Thanks to all my regulars to make this more fun than officially allowed.  Looking at you Tomo, Chen, Takako, Alex, Billy, Sharon, Cristina & Fangchi…

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Cadillac Magazine-La Mar

Summer. Ceviche! Thanks to super chef Diego Oka of La Mar Miami, who made our ceviche assignment for Cadillac Magazine such an amazing experience. Shoot. Eat. Laugh. Repeat.  No doubt Gaston Acurio would be proud.  Prop Styling by fantastic Aelana Curran; first class Art Direction by Cassidy Zobl.

A special thank you to Heidi Barfels and The Mandarin Oriental Miami for the penthouse suite… sweet it was.

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Plant Food + Wine Miami

Matthew Kenney’s latest venture opened its doors in February of 2016. Plant Food & Wine is a beautifully designed space with indoor and outdoor seating, situated in the artsy Wynwood district of Miami.  Delicious creations by Executive Chef Scott Winegard grace the all plant-based menu.  A pleasure to shoot and eat.  To see the full series, please visit


Archive’s 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2016/17

The joy to be selected again by Archive for ‘200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2016/17!  I was planning on working as a lifeguard in Hawaii, but it got postponed by the jury of Archive.  Sending my sincere gratitude to all who have collaborated with me over the years to create beautiful work, and most importantly, shared a good time.


Martha Stewart Living Magazine

It’s such a pleasure to do editorial work for Martha Stewart Living Magazine!  Together with terrific food stylists Sarah Carey and Greg Lofts, we shot two columns of ‘Food & Gatherings’ – Classic Biscotti and Scalloped Potatoes, for back to back issues.

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