: Chicago: Mike Boatman

Some of the images featured in this Spotlight were produced in a broom closet sitting on top of cleaning supplies.

"The following offerings are not studio, food-styled produced images and are not retouched," says Mike Boatman. "All of them are real food creations plated by the chef, on location, using only available props. Many were produced as the food was being served and all were photographed in less than an hour and most in under 15 minutes; not hours like in the studio."

However, studio food photography has and is a prominent item on Mike's photographic menu for clients such as Tyson Foods, Sara Lee Corporation, Bryan Food, Jimmy Dean Sausage, Holiday Inn, St. Clair Foods, Embassy Suites and The Madison Hotel.

When the application calls for photography to be of real food with the most exotic of chefs or locations, there are very few that can match Mike Boatman.

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