HIE Photography


My Night With Chef Massimo

I've been able to take photos on the main stages of festivals in front of 20,000 people, but last night was the most fun I have ever had shooting in my life. 

Massimo Bottura is the owner of and chef at Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. He is a 3-Star Michelin rated chef, and his restaurant has been rated as the second best in the entire world. He also loves art and his food itself truly is art.

I shadowed the chef for over four hours, watching him carefully prep, plate and send off a 6 course meal to each of the 100 lucky guests in attendance, including former editor of Gourmet Magazine Ruth Reichl and 3-Star Chef Daniel Boulud. I even got to eat each of the 6 courses... talk about heaven :) Full album here! and thanks to the publications below for using my photos in their stories!

Town & Country Magazine, Saveur Magazine and Observer

Harrison Epstein