The creative team at Food Network reached out to me to photograph the Key Art of Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell for the 2013 season. The team at FN wanted to continue a matching campaign for each show that could stand alone or hang side-by-side with the existing print and interactive placements. The design brief emphasized a strong personal connection to the talent with sexy, directional, studio lighting that would compliment Anne and fit the existing Food Network branding. The concept images we pulled together were full of atmospheric mood and a the feeling of simmering energy. I shot a library of images that build on the sweet but strong personality of chef Anne Burrell taking control in the kitchen.
Chef Wanted Season Premieres Thursday, January 31 at 10pm/9c
Michel Leroy – Photographer
Megan Re – Director of Photography
Christopher Puente, Lucien Sims and Takeshi Hayashi – Ace Crew