Honey crepes with caramelized banana and mascarpone, Photography: Brett Stevens, Art Direction: Anne Marie Cummins, Food & Props Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc 

Honey crepes with caramelized banana and mascarpone, Photography: Brett Stevens, Art Direction: Anne Marie Cummins, Food & Props Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc 

 Spiced-honey roasted duck with rice and asian greens, Photography: Brett Stevens, Art Direction: Anne Marie Cummins, Food & Props Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc 

Spiced-honey roasted duck with rice and asian greens, Photography: Brett Stevens, Art Direction: Anne Marie Cummins, Food & Props Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc 

When Marcus recently visited Sydney/ Australia (his old stomping ground) He was delighted when his old friend and work colleague Anne Marie Cummins from Uber Creative asked him to style a shoot for SBS Food, He literally jumped at the chance on route to the airport from NYC, He says: " I grabbed a spare suitcase, went via my prop storage in Manhattan and grabbed a bunch of props including pewter, flatware, napkins and storage jars, It does come almost second nature to do that these days, but it did feel strange taking a whole suitcase of jangling pewter all the way to Australia, a 22 hour flight, he smiles"

Often when asked to do jobs, it can be a spontaneous thing and you have to rise to the occasion without hesitation. In this instance Marcus also was also plating and styling the food on the shoot, A wiz in the kitchen, Marcus adapted to the new role quite easily but "In the USA, we are used to a Food Stylist being sole responsible for that layer, It made me realize how things work differently in different countries and that I had not worked in Australia in over 10 years so the culture on shoots is quite different, I loved taking on that role and being part of the bigger picture"

"It was a great experience and wonderful to work with wonderful Brett Stevens, The Photographer again and also Anne Marie, a dear friend and great Art Director" Marcus also got to check out Sydney Prop Houses, www.propco-op.com and www.majorandtom.com.au which are great places to visit.

These are part of a series of images that will be featured in the coming months, These first two images are part of a honey inspired series. Look out for more in the future.

 

Comment