Thom LaRussa
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  • Thom LaRussa Photography, llc
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Food Photography

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Title
Visual Artisit/Culinary Photographer
Company
Thom LaRussa Photography, llc
Website
http://www.thomlaRussa.com
What best describes my company
Bakery, Catering, Casual, Fine Dining, Hotel Fine Dining, QSR, Quick Casual, Upscale Casual
Interests
Discovering new food, Discovering new wines, Consulting, Networking, Other
Personal Quote
Savor every moment of life today, for you know not what tommorrow brings
Biography
Thom LaRussa realized and began cultivating his love for photography while pursuing a degree in psychology from Southeastern University. After finishing at Southeastern University he decided to pursue his passion for the art of photography at the Southeast Institute for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach where he completed his degree and graduated with honors. While still in school he was selected to be in an intern at Walt Disney World and specifically for Disney Photographic Services. After graduation, the Disney corporation sought him out to come and work with them as a photographer where he soon was promoted to Senior Photographer. 4 1/2 years later, Thom left Disney to venture out on his own and hone his skills in photography to the specialization of culinary photographer where he is working today.

Over the past seventeen years, Thom LaRussa has had the privilege of photographing the President of the United States of America, many professional athletes, Miss America, and many assignments for large corporations. Thom's work has been added to the permanent collection of The Southeast Institute of Photographic Studies, featured on the cover of magazines, used in many menus and advertisements across the nation, and hung on giant murals on Broadway in New York City, and he has created simply irresistible food images for some of the world's finest food establishments.
Years in the Industry
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"A picture is worth a thousand words"

Posted on March 26, 2008 at 9:53am 5 Comments

Everyone has heard the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, right. Well it is true it is and even more. A photograph placed in the correct spot of your restaraunt can increase the sales of the one product by over 600 percent.



That being said there are several factors that also help to make this into a reality and some of them are the quality of the photograph and the pos presentaation of the photograph. I personally reccomend that when you are thinking about placing… Continue

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At 7:46am on June 5, 2009, Dan Parsons said…
Thom,

I just checked out your work online. Beautiful photography! I have gone through a couple of food photography sessions and am blown away by the time and detail for one shot.

I saw that you did work for Planet Hollywood. Did you happen to shoot for Earl of Sandwich?
At 12:44pm on March 6, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Hi Thom
Today is the Deadline!
Here's an opportunity- won't take but a moment and it's fun...
- go here-
http://solofoods.com/page29642842.aspx
-and vote for #F06 Cherry Almond Truffles - vote only once and pass it on to all of your friends
Please...
I am a finalist in a big video recipe contest and I need your votes to win
deadline is Friday March 6
Thanks
Craig Priebe
"Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas"
www.craigpriebe
At 3:34pm on July 20, 2008, Junglefrog said…
Hey Thom!
I just joined the food photography group and took a quick look at your website. You have some amazing work! I still have loads to learn, so am glad I can join this group!
Simone
At 11:03am on May 12, 2008, Alex said…
You've got some great work on your site.
At 11:43am on April 19, 2008,
Operator
Doug Bond
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Thom,
I just checked out your web site. Great food and beverage shots. I will definately keep you in mind for when I ultimately land my next chef gig.
DB
At 3:07pm on April 11, 2008, Melody Manna said…
Hey, still new to this........that is interesting about the Manna's........we actually had a falling out with that side of our family, so I don't even know of all the Manna's there are to know........really don't know many.....nice to meet ya.
At 5:13pm on April 9, 2008, Kim said…
As James just said. I have been quite interested in food photography and would like to know some simple advice you may have. I'm a working chef and love to play with food. To be able to photo it well with a few tips would be awesome. Maybe there are some courses somewhere for beginners. I would like to know your thoughts.
At 8:26am on April 8, 2008, james said…
Food photography - I'd love to chat with you regarding that topic. Drop me a line when you get a chance.
At 6:27pm on April 6, 2008, Keith Myhre said…
Hey Thom,
Give me a call, it would be great to catch up with you!
386-314-4784
Keith
At 6:27pm on March 27, 2008, Adam R. Cox said…
Thom: Thanks for the comment. SaucyRubs is a company that I started (in start-up mode) that is going to bring to market a few Rubs, Sauces and a hot sauce or two. The wet products are a tad later. Rubs first. I love to tinker in the kitchen too!
 
 
 

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