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  • Cynthia August is a Portrait Photographer in Boston.

Muahahahahaha.The Phantom is here.

Okay, he was here, but he ate and left…

A dear friend of mine, Chris DeStefano, owner of Christopher’s Table here in Ipswich, dropped me a secret little note on Facebook as I was lying in bed suffering from that DREADED cold that everyone seems to be getting. It was a heads-up we’d both been waiting for.

We knew the Phantom Gourmet, a local restaurant review show, had already visited incognito and was planning to return with a film crew, but had been unsure about when. Suddenly, it was in the book! As we had hoped, I was allowed to come and shoot stills as they spent the day putting together the segment, which will most likely air in April.

It was cool to be a, well, I suppose it is bad form to use the term ‘fly on the wall’ when you are speaking about a fabulous eating establishment, so let’s just say a ‘glass on the shelf’. The interview with Chris was great,  the atmosphere shots were fun to watch, and I thoroughly enjoyed the filming of the food. Let’s just say the cameraman was using some darned clever but very simple ideas. Totally entertaining.

And then I got to do my job. Shooting in a crowded restaurant is tough, and folks eating are never too thrilled to have a camera pointed at them, but the happy and excited energy of the PG visit made it a lot easier to get some fun shots. Here are a few:

 

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