Friday, April 17, 2009
Man, I can't believe we are adding another thing to our gigantic plate of life. But here we go! Welcome to Sampsel &Preston's blogspot. If you are a friend of our studio, incredible contributing talent, one of our students, interns, or friends, this here is the forum to help us stay in touch. I think we will always be a week or so behind, but want to share with you the best and brightest of what crosses our home plate. Our first pic for this blog is of famous chef, Gene Villatora. The internationally known "Guru of the kitchen" was first seen on "Top Chef"and we are lucky that Vegas will soon have a new hot spot in a "yet to be disclosed" hotel. Believe me, we will be the first to be scarfing up his original, ingenious fare; I gotta tell you, if there was ever an upside to this job, this is it....This guy, Gene, is as unpretentious as it gets, and just a blast to shoot. We desaturated the image a bit, then hyped back in a few key elements, and all of a sudden we had an image that was authentically him. See his story in the latest copy of Modern Luxury magazine. Thanks , guys. Talk to you all soon.