The film industry has the Oscars. The music industry has the Grammys. Broadway has the Tony Awards. The annual awards that celebrate the best and brightest of the culinary world are the James Beard Foundation Awards. NYC based photographer Landon Nordeman set up backstage at the 2013 awards with just an iPhone for a camera. The results are a captivating black and white series of shots that each capture the range of emotions of the night.
The full series can be seen in this Saveur article, but with Landon's permission, I am bringing you 10 of my favorites from the series. Overall, I love how the series is black and white and shot with just a cell phone camera. This simple approach lets the personality and the emotion of the night shine. There are all sorts of people backstage at an awards show. In the series, Landon captured first time winners, life time achievement recipients, members of the media, and staff of the awards show venue. Here is a look behind the scenes of the culinary world's biggest night.