Minor, described by some as a firecracker, extroverted wizard, is the Yin to Johns’ Yang. “She puts on a hell of a show for clients and that’s a lot of what you need to do.”
In a recent shoot for a pork tenderloin puff pastry, Minor had the idea to mount thick slices of tenderloin atop the pastry so you could really see the meat, which is usually inside the product. It highlighted the airiness of the pastry. Then the pastry was carefully positioned on a pool of gravy to give it a feeling of moistness. It was the shot the client chose.
“A photo should sell food for a client,” agrees Johns, “but sometimes it transcends that and becomes universal. Then, it’s almost art.”
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