Food Network Campaign with Willie Degel and Robert Irvine

October 10, 2012

The creative team at Food Network reached out to me to photograph the Key Art of New York restaurateur Willie Degel of Restaurant Stakeout and Chef Robert Irvine of Restaurant Impossible for the fall 2012 season.  The creative team at FN wanted a matching campaign for each show that could stand alone or hang side-by-side for the Bryant Park Domination print and interactive placements.   I shot a library of images that build on similarities between these very strong and independent talents with a direct personal connection to each.  The mood board was built on strong, directional, studio lighting that would also compliment the existing Food Network branding.

Tune into Restaurant Stakeout on the Food Network: Wednesdays at 10pm/9c
Tune into Restaurant Impossible on the Food Network: Wednesdays at 9pm/8c


Creative Team:
Michel Leroy – Photographer
Robert Kovach – Art Director
Megan Re – Director of Photography

and Company – Agency
Beatrix Grinage – Production Stills
Christopher Puente, Lucien Sims, Chris Johnson and Matt Simmons – Ace Crew


Michel Leroy
Michel Leroy is a New York based entertainment and advertising photographer with a produced style that captures an authentic connection to real personalities. From celebrity chefs to weekend bikers, the images reveal a level of comfort and vitality shared amongst friends.

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