After Dinner series

After Dinner is a series of photographs I began been shooting in Japan on an unrelated Town & Country assignment in 2008. The Japanese take artisan to a whole new level. 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 and began photographing at Negiya Heikichi in Kyoto and haven’t stopped. I’ve captured After Dinner pictures in Spain, France, Germany, Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States. I’m always looking to transform the image from just a picture of a table.

After Dinner blueberry pie for tines
Blueberry Pie, NYC

Breakfast table , Sevilla, Spain
Breakfast, Sevilla, Spain

"After Dinner" grilled blue fishGrilled Blue Fish, East Moriches, NY

husband and wife smoking cigars at Arzak restaurant, San Sebastian, SpainArzak, San Sebastian, Spain

"After Dinner" Thanksgiving wine glasses Thanksgiving, NYC

red and orange peppers prepared by Hector LeonardiRed and Orange Peppers Prepared by Hector Leonardi, Bridgehampton, NY

once a cobblerBerry Cobbler, NYC

crumbs are all that's left of a loaf of bread at Swann's Oyster Depot, San FranciscoBaguette, Swan Oyster Depot, San Francisco

Happy Birthday cakeJack’s 75th Birthday,  NYC

Oyster Pan Roast, Grand Central Oyster BarOyster Pan Roast, Grand Central Oyster Bar, NYC

Strawberry Jam in Le Creuset Pot, East Moriches, NY

end of tomato saladCherry Tomato Salad, NYC

extreme close up of blackberryBlackberry, NYC

after winter wooden spoonWooden Spoon (after winter), East Moriches, NY

Seamus Mullen's lamb meatballs. My mother's spoonSeamus Mullen’s Lamb Meatballs and My Mother’s Spoon, East Moriches, NY

summer saladSummer Salad, NYC

two shrivled pearsPears, East Moriches, NY


a knife and grap and crumbsBread, Butter, Jam, La Provence, France

Negiya Heikichi restaurant, Kyoto, Japan Negiya Heikichi restaurant Kyoto, Japan

This is the first photograph I took in the After Dinner series, at Negiya Heikichi in Kyoto.
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.