Food Network Star 10

May 3, 2014

Over the past few years I’ve shot multiple successful campaigns for Food Network. This time, the Director of Photography at Food Network reached out to me directly to photograph the promotional key art for the launch of the 10th season of Food Network Star with Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay. Working closely with the creative team in New York and LA we wanted to create a cohesive gallery for each of the 12 talented chefs that could stand alone or work seamlessly with existing Food Network Star visuals.

Working with an incredibly talented and dedicated production team we shot all (12) finalists and delivered the entire project, edited, retouched and under budget – in just three days.

Creative Team:
Michel Leroy – Photographer

Agency – Food Network:
Aaron McDannell – Creative Director
Megan Re – Director of Photography
Denise Cubbins – Sr. Photo Production Coordinator

Crew:
Maxwell Frank – Photo Assistant
Steve Yang – Lighting Director

Production:
MILK Studios LA – Canon Digital & ProFoto Lighting Equipment
MBS Media Campus, Manhattan Beach, CA – Show Stage

Food Network Star Season 10 Finalists:
Aryen Moore-Alston
Chris Kyler
Christopher Lynch
Donna Sonkin Shaw
Emma Frisch
Kenny Lao
Lenny McNab
Loreal Gavin
Luca Della Casa
Nicole Gaffney
Reuben Ruiz
Sarah Penrod

Behind the Scenes – Photo Lighting Equipment List
(5) Profoto Pro-8a Air Kits
(5) Profoto ProHead Plus Flash Head with Zoom Reflector
(2) Profoto Head Extension Cables
(2) Elinchrom Octa Light Bank (w/Profoto collar)
(1) Profoto RFi 1.0 x 4.0′ Softbox
(4) Matthews Medium Rollers
(2) Matthews Stand Adapter – 1-1/8″ to 5/8″ (Junior to Baby for Elinchrom)
(1) Matthews Frame with Ears – 8’x8′
(1) Matthews Full White Silk 8’x8′
(7) Matthews 40″ C Stand w/ Grip Head & Gobo Arm
(2) Matthews 20″ C+ Stand w/ Grip Head and Gobo Arm
(2) Matthews 24″x 30″ Flags
(10) Matthews Sandbags
(1) Magliner Cart with Shelf

Finalist Sarah Penrod as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Reuben Ruiz as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Nicole Gaffney as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Luca Della Casa as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Loreal Gavin as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Lenny McNab as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Kenny Lao as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Emma Frisch as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Donna Sonkin-Shaw as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Christopher Lynch as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Chris Kyler as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Aryen Moore-Alston as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
Finalist Lenny McNab as seen on Food Network Star, Season 10.
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Michel Leroy
Michel Leroy PHOTOGRAPHER is a professional visual content solution creator. Primarily engaged in the production of commercial photography and film services, generally for advertising agencies, publishers, business and industrial users.

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