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Food Photography

Garett Fisbeck Published: June 29, 2011
RESTAURANT: Owner Greg Gawey poses for a photo at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT: Owner Greg Gawey poses for a photo at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

Over the last few weeks I’ve shot many assignments that were physically strenuous.

I’ve shot three straight games of softball in 105+ degree heat.  I’ve been sand-blasted down on the Oklahoma River in the horribly offensive wind. I’ve even gone running into wildfires, breathing what I am sure was toxic smoke….

Nothing seems to compare to the one food assignment I had to shoot.

For what felt like hours, I had my face about 6 inches from the dishes at Jamil’s Steakhouse.  I was sweaty, my spine was contorted, and I was trying desperately to hold a light over my head to illuminate the dimly-lit room.

At the end of it all, I was winded and sweaty.  People think I’m ridiculous for saying this, but that assignment took a lot out of me.

All in all, it was a great learning experience and I got to eat some of the delicious food that I shot.

RESTAURANT / FOOD: Tabouli, cabbage roll and relish at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT / FOOD: Tabouli, cabbage roll and relish at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT / FOOD: Cabbage roll at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT / FOOD: Cabbage roll at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT / FOOD: Hummus and pita bread at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT / FOOD: Hummus and pita bread at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT / FOOD: Steak and baked potato at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT / FOOD: Steak and baked potato at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT / FOOD: Steak and baked potato at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT / FOOD: Steak and baked potato at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT / FOOD / DESSERT: Snicker Pie at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
RESTAURANT / FOOD / DESSERT: Snicker Pie at Jamil's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 20, 2011. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

Special thanks to Nate Billings.

-Garett Fisbeck