Chef Tom Boden

Tom’s a lovely bloke and a great chef. When he took over the kitchen at Penny’s Hill cellar door in McLaren Vale, he gave me a call and we did a few small shoots to rebrand the new identity “The Kitchen Door”. Interestingly, the first thing he did was remove the door between the kitchen and the dining room.

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny's Hill. McLaren Vale Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny’s Hill. McLaren Vale
Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny's Hill. McLaren Vale Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny’s Hill. McLaren Vale
Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny's Hill. McLaren Vale Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny’s Hill. McLaren Vale
Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny's Hill. McLaren Vale Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny’s Hill. McLaren Vale
Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny's Hill. McLaren Vale Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny’s Hill. McLaren Vale
Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny's Hill. McLaren Vale Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny’s Hill. McLaren Vale
Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny's Hill. McLaren Vale Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny’s Hill. McLaren Vale
Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny's Hill. McLaren Vale Photo: John Krüger

The Kitchen Door Restaurant. Penny’s Hill. McLaren Vale
Photo: John Krüger

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The Bartender, the Chef and the Model

This was a fun shoot for a restaurant. They wanted to look too cool so we got Kali Holmes, the amazing model in. It pays to work with professionals! (even though I ended up being payed a total of one gin martini for the shoot.)
My favourite shot is the first one below where I composited Kali in, one each side, in different vintage swimsuits, so it looks like twins.

Aaron the chef is now working around Asia and Dubai, and I hear the bartender is now in Sydney.
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This red dress below was so expensive we weren’t allowed to drip the chicken nugget sauce anywhere near it, so I had to composite the dripping sauce in later.

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Winery Pics in Clare

I did this great shoot in Clare over a few days last year. We got to shoot at all of these different wineries, most of which I’d already been to. It was so much fun. Hard work and long days, but fun!

Kirrihill winery. Clare South Australia Photo: John Krüger

Kirrihill winery. Clare South Australia
Photo: John Krüger

Clare Valley Winemakers South Australia Photo: John Krüger

Clare Valley Winemakers
South Australia
Photo: John Krüger