We tend to shy away from talking about restaurants, but we were struck by these pieces by photographer Michael Harlan Turkell, who worked in restaurant kitchens as he pursued his degree in photography. "What struck me were the silent moments I discovered amid all the clamor. Restaurant kitchens share certain innate processes-repeated, often mundane actions that are comforting, rather than clichéd, in their universality." His "Back of the House" project is his way of assimilating, photographically, into the restaurant community. The photographs (8.5" x 11" for $50, 11" x 14" $75 with special prices for series and custom requested sizes) and are meant to hang in a kitchen, as inspiration. Now that, we like.
p.s. I will be having a show at the Fall Cafe in Brooklyn, NY beginning Saturday, March 11th, 2006. I'll keep you updated if you like. Also look my work in the upcoming Winter (Feb 2006) issue of Gastronomica (www.gastronomica.org)..