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Why Food?

Anthony Bourdain was the reason I decided to photograph food. Specifically the scenes in Parts Unknown where Tony would join a chef's family in their own home and after a few courses of food and wine they'd have an intimate discussion that just wouldn't have happened in any other setting. 

I've felt that same levity eating the food I've just shot for a proud chef who insisted I eat with them after a shoot, or cooking (badly) with friends in a cramped apartment kitchen, or when I worked as a delivery driver at a cheap Greek pizza joint and the owner insisted I come eat with him and his family at his house, where he cooked a traditional Greek meal. In an increasingly fast-paced, disingenuous world, I've found cooking and food to be a last refuge of warmth and kindness.