Food video director and photography
Food video director and photography

Steve Thornton, Fashion Photography

About the Video

This was shot for one of my clients in Milan, Italy. I was sitting in Delbinari for the first time, a wonderful restaurant and is one of my favorites in the world, talking to a business associate. He said the restaurant was owned by a very good friend of his and wondered if I would please shoot some photos. I told him that I eat food not shoot food. He asked me several times and I finally said OK. Well I had fun, being it was something new. Since then I have developed a website for the restaurant and added videos to the site too.

This video is for another restaurant owned by the same man as the first restaurant. Come to find out he has about 9 restaurants in Milan. Dolce Vita (Italian for Sweet Life) is a white tablecloth fine dining restaurant in the middle of Milan close to the Duomo (Italian for the main cathedral). The food is close to being off the charts and is another of my favorite restaurants in Milan.

Delbinari is my favorite mostly due to the consistent quality of the food, the interior design, the outdoor eating under a canopy of grape leaves intertwined with the overhead arbor. The added experience of eating great food in a wonderful location. They have the business lunch down pat, when you order, you need to get your table cleared of "Stuff", like cell phones, iPads, folios etc. because in minutes the food will arrive.

Steve Thornton, Fashion Photography

For Photographers

The Gear:
Canon cameras set from 5000 or 25,600 ISO, 1/50 second shutter speed using
Canon 16-35mm, Canon 24-70mm, 70-200mm zoom lenses, Sigma 85mm f1.4 lens,
Stedicam Merlin,
SmallHD monitors,
Gitzo CF tripods,
Sachtler & Manfrotto fluid heads

Lighting:
FourSquare 30x30 softbox on a Sunbounce boomstick.

Steve Thornton, Fashion Photography

If you would like to use this image, or any of my images for mock or comp use, please just ask. There is never a charge for this service. Educational use is permitted without charge, unless published, but please ask first. All commercial use is available only with a limited copyright release prior to use from the copyright holder, Steve Thornton. Thanks for looking!

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