Friday, October 15, 2010

The New "Station 220"

Several weeks ago, I did a shoot for the new Station 220 restaurant which is the old Central Station in downtown Bloomington. I met Steffan Block who was returning to Central Station to help re-invent and re-brand the restaurant into Station 220.  A key to that rebranding was the acquisition of Executive Chef Rick Sipovic who brought in a new menu of exciting and very tasty dishes; this isn’t your old Central Station folks.   I was asked by Steffan to be part of that rebranding through what I could deliver with my camera and I was more than happy to help out. 

So I trotted over to Station 220 one late afternoon with my white satin shoot through umbrella, Alien Bees, Pocket Wizard and started shooting.   Shaista Hussain, another very capable photographer, helped me arrange my lighting, suggested angles, did some shooting herself and also helped sample some of the dishes after we were done.  The entire experience was very surreal for all of us as I shot tethered using that new feature in Adobe Lightroom 3 and a very loooong USB cable attached to my camera.  Shooting tethered allowed Steffan and Chef to see the pictures right as they were coming off the camera and provide me with immediate feedback.  At one point we had the staff from the restaurant and some of the guests engaged with the shoot as they wondered what we were doing.  It was an awesome experience for all of us and getting immediate feedback was also awesome. 

I just finished the job this week and you can see some of my pre-work on their new Station 220 website.  If you haven’t been to the new Station 220, I highly recommend it as they have and continue to make changes to the restaurants ambiance
as well as the menu.

Btw, you can wipe the drool off your computer screens now!!! J


Prudence said...

Mr. Beasley (I must use the Mr. for this post), You are one baaaad somebody.

David N. Beasley Jr. said...

Thanks Pru. When a friend was asked about my work/my passion, they commented "David loves beauty". I would have to agree with that statement and add "Beauty has many faces" as witnessed below.... Thanks for all your past and continued support lady!!! God bless...

Mee Sook said...

Dude.... Please don't tell me you at all this in one setting. =P I tease. Great shots of the foodage.

Crystal L. Allison said...

I had to wipe my computer screen off because I've drooled all over it.

I definitely have to try this restaurant the next time I'm in your town!