"I first met Kevin through a Travel + Leisure shoot at our Au Cheval restaurant and was immediately
impressed by his attention to detail, focus and professional demeanor. When I needed a
photographer for a Sawada Coffee book project, I turned to Kevin. Aside from his talent, vision and
innateability to capture perfect moments, he's a great collaborator.”
- Rachel Gillman Rischall, Director of Marketing for Hogsalt Hospitality in Chicago (Au Cheval, Sawada Coffee, Doughnut Vault, Small Cheval, Maude's Liquor Bar, California Clipper, Bavette's)
Working with Kevin on my first book was by far the easiest, most informative and satisfying part of the entire process. In two full days, he photographed all of the dishes for the book, the results were absolutely brilliant and gave the book its visual soul! As he patiently walked me through every step of the shoot, his artistic side was always present and was delivered with a gentle and natural ease. If I write another book, there is no doubt that
I would be honored to collaborate with Kevin again.
- Sanford D’Amato, James Beard Award winner, author of GOOD STOCK (Agate),
and Co-owner of Good Stock Farm Cooking School
Working with Kevin was a total pleasure and I would recommend him to any restaurant. He made
the process easy and the final product is amazing. He has a great eye and the photos are beautiful,
better than I could have imagined. He is a true artist and professional.
- Karen Bell, owner of Bavette La Boucherie
During a handful of magazine assignments in Spain with Kevin, I found that there was no harder working photographer in the business. So when I needed someone to shoot the plated dishes for my own book, I knew exactly who to call. I couldn’t have made a better decision. Kevin’s gorgeous, luminous images--done completely
in natural light--are, no doubt, a major reason it made the New York Times best cookbooks of the year list. Stunning stuff. Working with him was an all round pleasure.
- Jeff Koehler, author of Spain: Recipes and Traditions (Chronicle)
Kevin is a true artist and one of the best in his craft. His eye for light, color, contrast produces some of the
most gorgeous photos I have seen in our industry. Having his talent capture our food at Ardent is a privilege.
He has helped us tell our story and with every growth we have, I will call on him to capture it for us.
- Justin Carlisle, James Beard Award finalist, chef/owner of Ardent Restaurant
After enjoying working with Kevin so much while shooting for a national magazine story, we hired him to come back and capture our space and staff with his unique eye. Kevin is super easy to work with, very professional and made everyone feel at ease during both shoots. The images he took provided us with a one of a kind library of options to use for marketing, branding, future publications and professional head shots. We look forward to having the opportunity to work with him again in the future.
- Noelle M. DiPrizio, Chicago Distilling Company
Working with Kevin could not have been an easier, more smooth experience. With his relaxed
demeanor and natural style, he's a fantastic artist, true professional, and a top level photographer.
I would not hesitate to recommend Kevin to any chef I know.
- Thomas Hauck, chef/owner of Karl Ratsch and c.1880