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It was a love of photography that inspired Heath Robbins to leave his job as an agency executive and travel the world with a camera in hand. More than twenty years later, it is his love for food, people, and making pictures, that continues to fuel his commercial photography career with focus and passion. For every client and for every shoot, Heath sets out to capture moments, tastes, and emotions that pull people out of their everyday, and straight into the moments that he creates.

 

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Eataly.......an experience

Truly, a day of work and fun, capturing the flavor of everything this special place has for people to enjoy.  What started out like any assignment, the email and phone call.  

Available?  Interested?  Sure, why not?  

Not really Heath's normal thing to do, but it seemed like an assignment that could be so much more - and it was.

People were buzzing around, last minute touches, dignitaries, chefs, politicians, foodies - all there for the opening of what already is an incredible success in NYC and now, the opening in Boston.  Everywhere you turn, there was some delictable tidbit that needed to be captured and Heath got the front seat, as Boston met EATALY.

Welcome to the neighborhood, we're excited you are here!

 

A touch of homemade goodness

 

 

 

A special little place, The Vermont Creamery, became a story that evolved into a memorable day.  From farm to table with much love and care.  The Creamery started by two young visionaries and grew into a labor of love in a small farm in Brookfield.  A team of family, friends and creamery artisans joined together to enjoy what nature had provided.  We enjoyed our time and celebrated all that the farm had to provide.

To see more imagery, please visit the full story on our site:

http://www.heathrobbins.com/Stories/Vermont-Creamery/1

 

1800 Tequila

Since last October we've had the pleasure of working with The VIA Agency on creating images for 1800 Tequila. The images appeared on Instagram, Facebook and their website and many were tied to a certain date or event.

The brand has a very specific look and it was a great change of pace for me in the approach to this project. To begin with we shot almost everything at night, on my Nikon D800's and with a minimal crew. I also decided to shoot most of it with one continous light source and one or two small reflectors, instead of strobes. This gave me the look and feel I wanted as well as kept the amount of gear and lights we had on location down to a minimum. Since we shot many of the images on location in restaurants, bars, and public places not having to take over the space with a million pounds of gear and people was super helpful.

We provided VIA with the RAW files and they put the finishing touches on in post to provide the consistent look. I loved all the creative concepts they came up with and as usual it was a blast working with them!

Below are some of the final images.  

 

Holiday Food Photography for Yankee Magazine

Happy Holidays! It's that time of the year again...Christmas in August. August and September are all about the holidays: presents, turkeys, cakes.. In our industry we celebrate throughout these 2 months. So, I thought I'd share a few behind the scene images from our recent food shoot for the upcoming holiday issue of Yankee Magazine. As you'll see we had a lot of fun over the 5 days we shot. It was a great crew!

The issue comes out November 1st with a special holiday food section and some great recipes.

Beth Wickwire was our prop stylist and made some amazing sets!

The talented Art Director Lori Pedric

Amy Traverso the senior editor for Yankee Magazine was also there

As usual everyone got to try things on

Lori took some amazing photos of her own and if you go to her facebook page you can see some of them: https://www.facebook.com/lori.pedrick/posts/10203734637261904

which inspired some more silliness of course

 

It wasn't all fun and games though we did do a little work

I even made lunch one day

Here's a sneak peak at some of the images we created.

 

 

You'll have to grab an issue to see the rest! ~Heath

 

Friendly's: New Menu. New Look.

Friendly's is getting a makeover!

We recently worked with the creative team from the VIA Agency and the brand managers from Friendly's, creating imagery for their all new ice cream and breakfast menus. For three days our fridges were brimming with their famous peanut butter sauce. All of our chest freezers and a walk-in freezer were full of 3 gallon tubs of delicious ice cream. Jealous? You should be.

Creative Director Chris Avantaggio gave Heath the challenge of shooting the product for an extremely vertical presentation and our producer, Drew, had to track down a Kelvinator. He called every restaurant supply store in the Northeast, but Drew found it!  And Heath, who is always looking for the next challenge, had fun scaling our 8' scaffolding in order to get the perfect angle.

It wasn't all work; we had a little down time, including a FriendZ making contest. Drew (our resident Sweet Tooth) won with the idea to add crushed red velvet cones into his. Delish.

Check out the menus below and a few shots from behind the scenes! ~Jenna

 

 



 

 


Our 4 o'clock FriendZ break!

 

Heath and Chris playing a quick game in between shots 

 

On day 2...A surprise treat for our clients! We heart you Rolling River Massage.

Heath set up shop on the scaffolding 

I think we were laughing about how long it might be before one of us dove into the ice cream!

 

...It wasn't long.

 Thanks to the teams at VIA and Friendly's for a fun shoot! And, thanks for leaving behind some of that amazing peanut butter sauce. It did not go to waste.