the art of plating Tag

I've been working with Silo's chef and owner Doug McMaster pretty much since they first opened and one thing that keeps fascinating me is the way Doug plates his food. The food is really exciting but a real challenge to photograph at times. Taking a break from a shoot, I asked Doug a few short questions to find out his philosophy behind plating food and his process. Here's what he had to say: Doug, what do you see when plating a dish for the camera? That's a very good question, Xav, and the first time someone asks me this. It's a good balance between nature Vs nurture, visuals Vs structure. I know what I want but I don't know where the dish is going. As I go along, the dish will start to take shape. What do you look for? Something not seen before! I