This guy! We have all seen his face and drooled over his food. It was such an honor to be in the pristine kitchen of Le Bernardin in Manhattan photographing Eric Ripert.
Unfortunately I chose the wrong pair of pants to wear that day and it threw me off the whole shoot. My button fell off..my pants were already a size too big, and I basically had to shoot 1 handed or in uncomfortable weird positions in a busy busy kitchen. And if you have ever been in a NYC restaurant kitchen- it's probably the worst place for all that to happen... its a bit HOT, stressful and theres not much breathing room. Not to mention I was on a strict time schedule while I was there. SO, I was all over the place and would LOVE to get back in that kitchen and be able to shoot with both hands and not worry if my pants were going to fall down.
Now that you know my crazy backstory, here are some photos of the infamous Eric Ripert in action! More about him on Bonberi