Food Photography at The Norm in the Brooklyn Museum

I love to photograph food and cocktails especially with new accounts who not only have these great dishes, but also work in incredible places like the Brooklyn Museum. Great Performances have some amazing locations throughout New York City and I was happy to have the chance to visit the Brooklyn Museum before the new Bowie exhibit to photograph some new food at The Norm.

Food Photographer Ben Hider

Bella Gioia New Food Photography

I'm always thankful to my friends at Project 13 for the connections with new clients in the food realm. Bella Gioia and Chef Nico have put some amazing food in front of me to photograph. Not only does it look amazing for the photos, but it tastes pretty damn good too.

Here is a behind the scenes view of my lighting setup for the food photography shown above. The restaurant has this amazing sky light that sits above a few tables and gives a very soft overhead light that works great for a table shot, and then I took over a corner table with a few Profoto lights. One has the amazing Large Deep Umbrella with diffuser and the other one has the more directional and collapsable Profoto Beauty Dish. All images were shot with two Canon 5D Mark IV cameras, one with a 100mm F2.8 Macro lens and the other with the super versatile Canon 24-70mm F2.8 Lens.

New Years Eve in Times Square

I'm still trying to process everything that happened last night. It was really all so amazing a little bit like a dream, being right in the middle of Times Square for the whole evening in way below freezing temperatures with one of my favorite celebrities, Steve Harvey and covering the celebrity wedding of Maria Menounos. Here are a few quick selected photos from the evening. 

New Years Eve Time Square

City Island Restaurant Food Photography

Nothing better than spending the afternoon in a new restaurant photographing their food. We photographed a lot more dishes than originally planned, it was an onslaught of seafood, surf and turf and the most amazing looking roast pork with crispy skin or crackling. I love working as a food photographer and would love to create more content like this for other restaurants in New York City or the Hudson Valley.

Food Photographer Ben Hider