Cuttlefish Black and White

When Luigi brought me this dish, I thought: ‘Oh my God, what on Earth is this? Some kind of Italian Yin and Yang? How will I shoot this? I spent around 5 minutes looking at the dish and thinking hard and also telling jokes to a pretty waitress who volunteered to help me in this..

Gugelhupf

Do you want to lose some weight? Actually, this is not the case, if one of your friends is Sergei Borodkin, great pastry Chef from Israel. His weapon, his heavy artillery is bread and buns. A few days ago I watched an excellent video on Tedx.com about overuse of the word ‘awesome’. They say there..

Mini burger platter (Chicken and Beef)

You can find almost everything in Hong-Kong with its diversity. There are restaurants of various nationalities, there are restaurants with beautiful sceneries opening from terraces, there are Michelin restaurants, restaurants of stars and famous people. And in Kowloon near Tsim Sha Tsui underground station there’s hidden Charlie Brown Café that looks small outside, but is..

Beef Wellington

Scottish cuisine in the capital of my country. Charismatic Chef and a huge cupboard with various types of tasty whisky. Moreover, the restaurant offers its own blend which was specially created in Scotland. This is an exclusive and noble drink that can be tasted only in Whisky Corner. How do you think, what the result..

Turkish Delight

Oh, how I love to wander along Hong Kong streets. My every walk is an incredible adventure. I just come out into the street and choose the direction. Drop into Starbucks to take a cup of latte with me. Smile at newspaper seller and talk about weather with an unknown beautiful woman while waiting for..

Tiramisu

To say the truth, it took me half a year to catch Ruslan. It just seems that when you live with someone in one city, you’ll have time to shoot everything for the project. Both of us always have something to do, and this actually stood on the way of our cooperation. But at some..

Lobster Linguine

I talked to Chef Kwan for more than 8 hours. We were just sitting and chatting about travelling, Chinese medicine and t’ai chi martial art, he is fond of… You know, there are such conversations during which you are conceiving zen and there’s a fire starting burning inside of you. The fire that makes you..

Squid with Fennel, Trumpets (Mushrooms), and Black Sausage

Now, when more than half a year past since that time, I’m writing a little intro to the recipe of the wonderful chef Oriol Ivern with a Michelin star, and once again I’m plunging into the atmosphere of one of my favorite cities – Barcelona. I already had a post about my love to this..

Sea Food Platter

Actually Socialito is quite popular nightclub in Hong Kong, but during daylight it turns into a restaurant for those who are bored by sleepovers. Haha, I have lots of bright and funny memories about Socialito, because there was no Saturday, and sometimes even Friday, that I did not spend there. Parties, sleepovers, night life… Well,..

PORCINI IN PAPILLOTE

I spent my childhood in the north of Russia, in the cold snowy taiga, among the deer, Eskimos, oil producers and romantic lovers of harsh life. But I went to school in the west of Ukraine, with mild European climate. But in both this regions there are lots of porcini – in the forest of..

Scallop Carpaccio, Soft Cooked Egg and White Truffle Dressing

Interesting thing, but I had met Harlan in Hong Kong more then 10 times. He is a really cool guy, very charismatic, looks so strict and cold, but in the meantime, very enthusiastic with the photoshoot. “Boom, Boom, it’s cool! It’s so cool!”, -he said, looking at my photos of him and his dish. The..

PAN-FRIED ATLANTIC COD FILET WITH RATATOUILLE

Today I realized how much I miss Hong Kong with its atmosphere, people, and all sorts of fuss and adventures that happened to me there. I fell in love with this city, and it does not let me go even in my minds. I was in Hong Kong two times. First time in autumn 2012,..

“SAPPHIRE INFINITY”

Curiously, it looks like if the photographer has a power over the light, than alternation of day and night, cloudy or sunny sky – it’s not important. Actually it isn’t, but only if you’re working in your studio and has everything under controlled. And if you go outside… every little thing puts a mark on..

FRUIT CARPACCIO WITH LAVENDER SYRUP

Photographers have quite active life – moving from one place to another, changing shooting locations, long photo shoots and exhibitions, crazy races through the city with heavy bags with equipment, and I’m not mention all these meetings, phone calls, small daily cases and so on (sometimes I even have some sleep!). That’s why I just..

BANANA CAKE 2014

Hard-hard life of the food-photographer… Actually, it’s great, to travel, to meet new people and to work with the best chefs from all over the world, to taste their delicious dishes which was prepared just for you. But, from another point, just imagine, how many photo-equipment I have to take with me! It’s not such..

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Cuttlefish Black and White

Cuttlefish Black and White

When Luigi brought me this dish, I thought: ‘Oh my God, what on Earth is this? Some kind of Italian Yin and Yang? How will I shoot this? I spent around 5 minutes looking at the dish and thinking hard and also telling jokes to a pretty waitress who volunteered to help me in this..
Gugelhupf

Gugelhupf

Do you want to lose some weight? Actually, this is not the case, if one of your friends is Sergei Borodkin, great pastry Chef from Israel. His weapon, his heavy artillery is bread and buns. A few days ago I watched an excellent video on Tedx.com about overuse of the word ‘awesome’. They say there..
Mini burger platter (Chicken and Beef)

Mini burger platter (Chicken and Beef)

You can find almost everything in Hong-Kong with its diversity. There are restaurants of various nationalities, there are restaurants with beautiful sceneries opening from terraces, there are Michelin restaurants, restaurants of stars and famous people. And in Kowloon near Tsim Sha Tsui underground station there’s hidden Charlie Brown Café that looks small outside, but is..