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About Heath

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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Cheers!

Here's hoping you survived the holiday season...in style!

Each year, Heath creates original food and lifestyle images to feature on our holiday greeting card. Given the continued excitement about our "Out of Control Mom" picture we thought everyone would appreciate a holiday version.

Prop stylist Tui Stark went all out, again, creating a room worthy of any mother's nightmare. Wardrobe styling courtesy of Abby Bielagus, of Ennis Inc, our model, Emilie Rey, is represented by Model Club, Inc with hair and make/up by CoCo Grace. I wish I looked half as good as Emilie during this hectic holiday season. Maybe next year. Cheers to 2014! ~Jenna

 

 

 

Island Creek Oysters

This Spring my personal lifestyle work had a big farm to table theme to it. At the end of May I was lucky enough to photograph the Island Creek Oyster crew at work in Duxbury Bay in some extremely low tide conditions. They were hand picking the oysters on this particularly beautiful morning and Jason and I followed them around asking a million questions and clicking away. I learned a ton about one of my favorite foods and then was treated to eating them right out of the bay. Nothing better!

Here are a few of my favorites from the day. You can see more of my lifestyle work, shot on location, on my website.

 

Cant beat it...

Cook. Snap. Tag.

We are so thrilled to announce the launch of Heath's beautiful book "Boston's Best, A Delicious Celebration of Local Talent."

Thank you to all of the amazing people who helped us create it, including Dan Stewart, Annie Copps, Jessica Weatherhead, Bette Troy, Verne Cordova, CoCo Grace and the talented models from Maggie Inc, Click, Dynasty, NEMG and Model Club.  And, most importantly, thank you to all of the chefs who kindly offered their recipes and their time: Trina Sturm, Andy Husbands, Jamie Bissonnette, Robert Fathman, Jody Adams, Brian Rae, Ken Oringer, Jasper White, Ana Sortun, Tiffani Faison, Peter Davis, Jeff Fournier and Joanne Chang.

It was a labor of love for the entire team at HR Studio and we have been blown-away by the response to it. Art directors across the city have said things like "We get photography mailers all the time and this one is a keeper! We hope to work with you soon" and "The only thing I like better than good food is good photographs of food...Nice work." Our phone has already started ringing. 

We're so happy to hear that everyone has enjoyed looking at the book. Now we want you to use it. Cook. Snap. Tag. And, win a $200 gift certificate to Henrietta's Table restaurant in Cambridge.

Grab your copy or click here for the electronic version of our "Boston's Best" cookbook and start cooking.

Here are the details of our contest and you can click here for a behind-the-scenes video shot while creating the imagery for this book. ~Jenna

"That Was Easy"

Our "behind the scenes" blogs are always a favorite. Here's a peek at all the fun we had on a recent lifestyle shoot for our client Staples. We created three different home environments inside our 12,000 sq ft Boston-area studio using our new faux-residential window and custom-painted walls.  We photographed both real Staples employees and talent from Dynasty and Model Club, Inc. Such a fun shoot and we're looking forward to having Staples back in the studio again next week.

Check out the behind the scenes shots below as well as a few of the final images and go to our website for more of Heath Robbins' food and lifestyle photography. ~Jenna

Our Art Director Sheila Resendes and Producer Lauren Jones had their turn on set

Guest starring: Stylist Verne Cordova!

Jason standing in while our talent prepares

 Fearless Producers

 

So many beautiful props to choose from for our two different, home-environment, sets

The beautiful Rebecca Yau from Dynast Models

Petey the Wonder Dog hanging on set with Prop Stylist Verne Cordova and Hair/Make-up Stylist CoCo Grace.

Here are a few of our final shots which will be used by Staples to promote their EasyTech services:

 

 

Day (Night) in the life of a restaurant

I had the pleasure of shooting in Chef Jeff Fournier's two restaurants this month: 51 Lincoln and Waban Kitchen. Incredible restaurants, amazing food and fantastic crews. My goal was to catch a little slice of what life is like in the back of the restaurant. 

I've shot in hundreds of kitchens and know what it can be like; my goal was to show the chefs intensity, dedication to their craft and deep partnerships.

It's like a dance, shooting in the working kitchen of a busy restaurant, but these guys were really great as I moved in and out of their carefully coreographed movement.

Here is a small selection of the hundreds of pictures we shot. You can see more of my personal lifestyle work, shot in restuarants, on my website.

~Heath

These were taken at Waban Kitchen:

These were taken at 51 Lincoln: