Abstract Food Photography Setup

Known for his innovative and sometimes risque cuisine, ‘Demon Chef’ Alvin Leung lets us go behind the scenes during the making of a creative food art book. Danish photographer René Riis simply, yet beautifully, captures the Demon Chef’s creations–dubbed X-Treme Chinese–which push the limits and leave our mouths watering:

Riis worked directly with Leung to photograph the chef’s unique and improvised cuisine. His goal was to make the shots a little more abstract, since Leung doesn’t use a lot of ingredients. Riis keeps the shots simple, without props like forks or unnecessary dishes, to create truly stunning and crisp images.

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Riis says he likes to use Hasselblad cameras because they give the shots better quality and sharpness. For this specific shoot, Riis used a Hasselblad H4D system and Broncolor IRX 2 studio lighting.

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