When food stylist Karen Tully and I collaborate on set, it’s usually a commercial shoot with tight direction from both AD and client. This time we wanted to do a personal project with more creative freedom. I needed a finished meat entree as well as a pasta dish for my book, and so we figured an osso bucco and a mushroom ravioli would give us plenty to work with in a day. In addition to showing the finished dish, we also documented the prep and cooking. This gave us some process shots of the pasta making, as well as some behind the scene studio images that we plan to use for the coming website revision. We did three finished images. The shot we planned for is the first, which is the full plate. But taking away started making things more interesting, and I am happiest with the last shot. What do you think?