After Dinner is a series of photographs I’ve been shooting since a 2008 Town & Country photography assignment in Japan. The Japanese take artisan to a whole new level there. At a sushi restaurant we were offered ceramic sake cups thrown by the chef I became attracted to what the table looked like after the meal. At dinner at Negiya Heikichi in Kyoto I started photographing and haven’t stopped. I’ve captured After Dinner pictures from Japan, Spain, France, Germany, Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States. Chefs John Besh, Seamus Mullen, David Tanis, Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton of Canal House), occasionally my own dishes, and of course, Dorothy Kalins, have provided me rich subjects.
Blueberry Pie, NYC
Breakfast, Sevilla, Spain
Le Creuset pot after after making strawberry jam
This is the first photograph I took in the After Dinner series, taken at Negiya Heikichi in Kyoto. I was captivated by what was left on the table and haven’t stopped shooting. The serving dishes are so beautiful in Japan, nothing needs to be placed in them. They’re works of art, and many are handmade.
Prints from the After Dinner series are available in 11 x 14, 13 x 19. Larger sizes are possible. Email for prices.