Most people that have never been to Texas might be inclined to think that Dallas is filled with Tex-Mex, BBQ restaurants, and steak houses. While this is true, and we do have some of the best, Dallas is home to many varying cuisines. One of these, I had the pleasure of shooting this past week, Tei-An Japanese Soba House, for FD Luxe Magazine. Tei-An's owner Teiichi Sakurai, prepared it especially for our photo shoot, and participated in styling it so that it was picture perfect. It was a priviledge and honor for me to meet him and to photograph his handmade soba creation. The dish is the Micro Green Soba Salad.
The restaurant is beautifully styled and furnished, so it wasn't difficult to find a great surface for our visual story. Lighting was naturally provided by available window light coming from camera right. I turned the table slightly at an agle so that the window would be slightly behind the center of the plate. No fill. We shot the soba as soon as Teiichi brought it out. If you are in Dallas get the rest of the story in the next issue of FD Luxe Magazine.
Life is good!