Corrigan's Kitchen...

Time is seemingly running away from me, which is more of an observation than a complaint. Time flying usually means that we're too busy to mull over every moment and worry about making the right decisions and choices, instead we have to act on our gut feeling and hope things will work out. No time to think things through in every minute detail, just jump and make it the best you can - whilst paying attention to the details of the task. As somebody who tends to worry a lot, I like that. It takes away the hours I might use to think and worry about all the worst scenario outcomes and makes me focus purely on the task. I enjoy the adrenalin of a heavy workload. And a heavy workload it's been over the last month. It's been fairly crazy - for all the right reasons. 

Corrigan's Mayfair

I feel like I've barely had a moment to catch my breath, review and take stock of all the work I've done, the people I've met and worked with, the moments I've celebrated and the projects I've completed. I have over the last month been lucky to work with some wonderful people who have strengthened my belief in my work and myself. For that I'm hugely grateful. I have run into creative differences with others which left a bad taste in my mouth and I'm still debating whether I should write about it or not: throwing your weight around and "punishing" somebody with small-minded and "mean girls" style social media unfollows because you have a "bigger" website and you've been challenged over manipulating images just isn't cool... I've had the creative task of styling and shooting the Appliances Online Christmas in July events (yes, two of them!) with all the stress that comes with sourcing Christmas decorations in the middle of summer and making 35 meters of fabric into curtains. It all went well until the Christmas tree got lost somewhere along the way with the courier... 

Corrigan's Mayfair

And I've had the fortune a few weeks back to shoot in the kitchen of Michelin star chef Richard Corrigan at Corrigan's Mayfair! Turns out that after my last "behind the scenes" kitchen shoot and now this one, I just love the atmosphere and buzz of a professional kitchen. I love capturing the processes involved and the food, the small moments that will be gone in an instant if I'm not quick enough or don't pay attention, and the way everybody plays their part in creating amazing food. Meeting the man himself and chatting to him about food was an immense pleasure I won't forget in a hurry. Super friendly, fun, and extremely passionate about his food, he was as accommodating to me wielding my camera around his busy kitchen as anyone could ever be and his team were just as fab and friendly. And then there was of course the food itself! An Oyster Croque Monsieur (yes, really!), the most tender and succulent veal, a dessert involving moist carrot cake and the creamiest and most delicately flavoured orange ice-cream (if I remember correctly) ever - these were just the things I had the luck to taste. I honestly can't even begin to describe how good the food was! Those are the moments when I pinch myself because I feel so lucky to do a job I love and meet some absolutely amazing and talented people. I left the restaurant, stepped into a hot and sunny London day and made my way home with a silly, big smile on my face feeling like I've just won the lottery. 

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