The skill, strength, concentration and perseverance of line cooks will never cease to amaze me.
The last two months, i have been doing a whole series of shoots for Andina, another one of Portland's truly classic old school family restaurants. Its been really great to work with all the people, front and back of the house, to create a whole new library of images for them. I think they now have over 200 new shots, and we still have a little more shooting to do!
Last Saturday night, i went down to document various aspects of a busy night. I have hidden in the corners of many kitchens to capture the action, but this one was extra intense. With about 200 seats and a nonstop flow, it was really amazing to see how mellifluously the whole operation ran.
These dudes are pros!