Today has been a very special day. We had the honour of photographing Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, the eponymous creator of the world-famous Nobu restaurant brand.
To celebrate the 15th year anniversary of the opening of his London restaurant, we were invited to create a set of photos that would form the basis of an exclusive invitation for a glamorous gala dinner.
The brief was to photograph Nobu-san in the style of James Bond – cool, smart, suave and masculine. Technically the photos would be black and white, low key, high contrast shots.
Through the photographs, we wanted to portray a sense of sophistication, success and power, yet bring out Nobu-san’s inner calm and occasional playfulness (which he has in abundance!)
Nobu-san was such a pleasure to photograph, he was exceptionally down-to-earth and often enjoyed joking with us and his staff while we were taking photos. For someone of such influence within his industry and beyond, it has been a privilege to work with such an inspiring individual up close and personal.
Our sincere thanks go out to Yeung, Amir and the team at Nobu for making this unique opportunity possible.
Below are several images from the shoot for your viewing pleasure.