Deanna Rivaldo Photography

Just Eat It

Humans have done a beautiful job of morphing necessity into pageantry. I love that we meet up with old friends over brunch. I love that we celebrate new job acquisitions with a special occasion dinner reservation. I love traveling and experiencing traditional meals adored by people living in that particular place. But what I love the most about food is the way it can convey an I love you with just a little effort and heart.

I have been photographing restaurants, chefs, and friends’ homecooked meals since forever. The kitchen is the zone where vision manifests into something that makes another gleeful. Oof, this is definitely something that resonates with my soul.