Popular Plates

I am in the midst of a series of shoots for the magazine Popular Plates. They are putting out an issue about spicy foods and brought in the Fiery Food Show founder Dave DeWitt to generate the content. I've been working with Emily DeWitt-Cisneros to provide images for over 60 recipes. We've been shooting in close quarters as she cooks and plates, so I've used strobes and natural light in various combinations. I have hundreds of images but the ones below caught my eye for some reason. Hopefully you'll see a copy around before summer turns to fall!