PHOTOGRAPHY :: DESIGN
Currently located in Austin, TX, I have spent almost 20 years in the restaurant industry. I studied cinematography at Columbia College Chicago, and soon after started working in Chicago's film and commercial scene. I left the film world behind in 2011 to launch and manage Senza, a chef-driven restaurant that earned us a coveted Michelin Star under the talents of Executive Chef Noah Sandoval. Even while building and running a Michelin-starred restaurant, I never left my camera behind, taking every opportunity I could to further delve into my creative passion for food photography.
Since moving to Austin, I have turned my lens to capture the art of many local chefs, particularly those of the chefs at the Parkside Projects restaurant group, which owns Parkside, The Backspace, Olive & June, and Bullfight (where I am currently managing).
Photos & Design © Ryan Taylor