Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dinner for two with Manu

At 13, Manu was training to be a performing circus clown and planed to join the Carnie life. However at 15, inspired by his father's restaurant he decided to turn direct his passion to food. Now he has 3 chefs hats under his belt, a slew of celebrity TV appearances and a signature restaurant. When I met Manu and discovered he had been trained as a clown I was fascinated. Originally I thought that the two occupations were completely different, but delving deeper into what makes up the elements of each profession, many correlations became apparent. Cooking in essence is performing too! Whether Manu is cooking for two hundred people on a Saturday night in a packed restaurant, or for his family on a Sunday night, or developing instant recipes for the thousands of TV viewers at home, he is always entertaining. In my picture I wanted to demonstrate the similarities of performance within both occupations by combining the two, and focusing on the performance side of each. While trying to illustrate Manu's larger than life personality in a single frame

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