A couple days ago, I was invited into the home of Gregory Gourdet, executive chef at Departure. We are doing a feature together for the Kitchn which will run in a few months. I got to say, I dream about photographing folks like Gregory. He's ok with being photographed, has a humble, sweet sense of humor, is incredibly talented in what he does, makes tea, has huge balloon sculptures lingering around from a restaurant party and laughs wholeheartedly.
He's also a beautiful subject. More important than that, he carries himself in a photograph; which is infinitely more important in a model. He's got confidence and assured style. Loved that. Also loved the two outrageous desserts he prepared for our shoot: Paleo Lavender Yuzu bars and Roasted Pineapple Coconut Upside Down Cake. I was upside down with joy at first bite.
Thank you Gregory!