Holland America

Capturing fresh photography for Holland America's inspired new signature dishes.

Last year my crew and I set off on an 8 day shoot aboard the Nieuw Statendam, Holland America's brand new Pinnacle-class ship. We were hired to photograph their new signature dishes served aboard the ship in the various restaurants on board. As we sailed each day towards St. Thomas our days started earlier and earlier as we crossed through the time zones, morning turned into the middle of the night. We had the real pleasure of working with Master Chef, Rudi Sodamin. His great energy and inspiration were a real treat to be around. The entire team were all so great and we all arrived home with an extra special bond. Just a few months later the Pandemic had taken hold. My heart breaks for so many wonderful people aboard the ship who's lives have been put on hold. This shoot was a dream come true. I hope we all get to work/play together again in the near future.

Creative Director: Brett Thurman Photography: David Estep Food Stylist: Nathan Carrabba Assistant Food Stylist: Rachel Bieber Photo Assistant: Anthony Ponce De Leon Post Production: Sean Onart
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