Last week, I was asked to photograph the opening of Will’s Pub new kitchen. Will’s, an Orlando live band venue, was usually a booze-only spot. Yet, social distancing rules put a damper on both the live entertainment and the crowds.
My friend, Shawn Bayne, was the person requesting the photos. I’ve known Shawn for almost two decades. A former sous-chef for a local eatery, Shawn is going to be the kitchen’s main cook.
Last Friday, Will’s opened the kitchen. On that night, I photographed several shots of the spot. Some photos included Shawn.
Yesterday, I uploaded some photos to Facebook. The photo you see on this blog post gained the highest response.
I borrowed this style from photo blogger Maria Vincent Robinson. I wanted to show Shawn on one side as we see the cooking area on the other. We see the chef in his environment.
Still, I didn’t expect Shawn to look like a boss. I’m talking I-own-this-freaking- kitchen-boss. As I look at this pic, I can almost hear a Rick Ross song playing in the background. A sharp contrast to the gentle person I always knew.
I haven’t eaten the food yet. Friends say it’s delicious. Guess I gotta schedule another trip from Sanford to Orlando.
Update: I had the pulled pork sandwich. It was delicious.