Photographer Casey Dunn joined Papercity Magazine in Beverly Hills to capture the genius that is Mr. Chow. From a celebrated restaurateur, Mr. Chow returns to art after a 50 year hiatus.
Casey Dunn shared a little insight of his meeting.
“When we walked in to photograph Mr. Chow, he sat us down at a 15-foot dining table and asked us what we wanted for breakfast. In what felt like a scene straight out of a movie set in the Hollywood Hills, he gave us the option of tea, coffee, or cocaine. Not sure if he was kidding, but we all laughed as he proceeded to grill each of us individually about our credentials. Luckily we passed the test, and he let us stay. After that, all the doors kind of opened. Chow was pretty much game for everything we wanted to try.”
Below are images inside Mr. Chow’s studio, and shots from his series that addresses the pollution of the oceans.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Casey Dunn
ART DIRECTOR: Michelle Avina
WRITER OF “STUDIO CONFIDENTIAL MR. CHOW”: Catherine D. Anspon