Gourmet Traveller - Tokyo Dining

Australian dining heavyweight Michael Ryan of Provenance leads food tours of Japan. He selected his favourite restaurants in Tokyo for the reading pleasure of Gourmet Traveller fans. The restaurants were a great showcase of Japanese culinary offerings: from cheap and cheerful to quirky, and super exclusive. This was a strange shoot for me because I don't speak much Japanese, and many of the restauranteurs didn't speak much English - but at least Japan is a country that truly loves both food and photography so we managed to get by! Because I was travelling all over Tokyo, and often had limited time (shooting before service begins for example) the photos were all shot with whatever light was available.