Going Back in Time

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 at 9:15 am.

Back in the day, when Time Out New York just started out, I used to photograph for them a few time a month. One of the assignments that I had was to photograph new restaurants that were opening in the city to accompany a review. So I got to go around NYC and photograph the chef, their food and then have a great meal for FREE  Some restaurants survived, others didn’t. But I did and I got to meet and photograph some of the great chefs we know today such as Mario Batali, Jean George and Lidia Bastianich.

I also had to shoot a few photo illustrations that were a bit more loose. One of my favorites was a piece entitled, EYES ON THE FRIES. My brother, Ian Saladyga, played the role as the EYES:


Well a few weeks ago, I had to dig out my bag of  food photography skills and photograph a menu for a new restaurant that is opening in Washington DC called Banh-Mi. The shoot took place in NYC at the owners amazing apartment in the lower east side. We shot about 25 different dishes and individual plates, and just like back in the day, I got to eat some amazing food! If you never had a Vietnamese sandwich, they made the best that I have tasted. Below are a few of the pics.

As soon as the restaurant opens I will post it on my Facebook and Twitter sites. Oh and the designer of the site is Mary Toraddo. I can’t wait to see it!

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