Ellen SilvermaN FOR CIAO BELLA
"When MJ showed Ellen's first round of work for Ciao Bella, they were so wowed they comissioned her to also shoot four of their flavors. Kevin Riveroll, VP of Sales and Marketing, gave some direction, but basically said, 'Create beautiful images.' So I did."
I worked with the inspired team of food stylist Eugene Jho and prop stylist Alistair Turnbull to create these images.
Ellen's passion for markets and food recently led her to Cuba, where her work led to a James Beard Award nomination for the book The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History. She is a patient, detail oriented photographer whose favorite word, commensal, means "the act of eating together."