Posts Tagged ‘Restaurant Photography In Los Angeles’

Kiss Rock the South Bay With A New Rock & Brews!

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss plus partners have opened their 3rd Rock & Brews restaurant in the South Bay of Southern California at 6300 Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, CA. This was just a corner on the way to another destination, now it is the rock themed, burger slinging, many beers to pick from Rock & Brews!

This area needed something like this as is apparent by the long line and waiting list to get in on any given night. People sit at casual tables and watch rock videos while ordering up juicy burgers and brew from the impressive list of both beer and wine. I was hired to shoot the media day before the opening so the photos included show off the excitement and buzz the new restaurant has created in the area.

Restaurant Photography In Los Angeles, Tamarind Of London

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Actually this gorgeous new restaurant “Tamarind” Of London is located in the Newport Coast Shopping Center, California. A spectacular location at the ocean right next to Newport and Laguna Beach. Being hired to photograph this new restaurant right before the official opening was perfect timing as everything was new and fresh.

The restaurant features a full menu of exotic Indian cuisine cooked in their large Tandoor ovens and served up in an elegant fine dining setting. A classy full bar sits next to the dining area and is separated by the three large red ovens which are one of the restaurants signatures.

Designed by Steven Langford Architects, the restaurant has a colorful modern industrial look to it that fits well with the elegant dining interiors. The restaurant is not large, but is well laid out to create a nice flow between the dining room and bar area.

Restaurants are always one of the most demanding Architectural subjects photographically. They normally have limited access to power outlets making lots of extra cords necessary. Coupled with the need to cover the windows with fabric to control the light, I used my full bag of lighting tricks to get the job done. To keep the light balanced with the restaurant illumination, I used several of my large tungsten soft boxes plus small spots to fill in the dark areas and control the contrast.

Next time you head to South Orange County and have a taste for some great spicy curry, check out “Tamarind of London” at the Newport Coast.








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