tonic photo studios... the cure for the common photography image.
tonic photo studios is a commercial photography studio specializing in Food, Product, Architecture and Conceptual photography with an unprecedented blend of natural talent and powerful technology. Our creative team includes an award-winning photographer, Patrick Darby (Founder and Photographer), a food stylist, merchandise coordinator and set stylist.
tonic is an 6,500 square foot facility brimming with all the right ingredients to accommodate your project. Here’s a list of
some of the more noteworthy:
-several camera systems including the Phase One IQ180 (80mp capture)
-a vast array of props, sets and backgrounds
-6000 square feet of open shooting space
-roll up bay door access
-full kitchen and high capacity cold storage
-2 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport
-Near the heart of downtown Tempe nightlife
In food, we give thanks! We took the opportunity to celebrate holiday food with creating these foodscapes for Thanksgiving. Framed as pieces of art, we enjoyed this creative process and always welcome any chance to play with our food. More of these special concepts are on the way with a special purpose, keep an eye out for more info.
We’ve had a great and BUSY 2017 with much to be thankful for. While preparing for the holidays we made a little time this December to have some fun in studio. Enjoy these festive concepts and thank you for being a supporter of our work – Cheers.
PF Changs has arrived in London! We recently worked with our long time friends at PF Chang’s Global to create a new photography aesthetic for the launch. The first location in Europe, the London location photography needed to represent co-founder Philip Chiang’s love of art, music and food. Shot in studio, the images provide both a look into the menu and its creation with a very hands on story telling approach. The results are beautiful with thoughtful attention to detail. Thank you to the PFC team, all the best in London! http://pfchangs.co.uk
A very cool fact – the location’s past includes a jazz club where the Beatles famously gave The Rolling Stones one of their hit singles, I Wanna Be Your Man.
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery opened in 2003, reaching 83 locations across 23 US states and now Canada. Since 2005 we have collaborated with the TK team on a variety of food, lifestyle, architecture, motion and cinemagraph work. The Tilted Kilt understands the value and relationship of strong imagery in conjunction with F&B development and continues to evolve new concepts and visual appeal in association with their menu photography. The studio has also had the pleasure of photographing the company’s new flagship location in Tempe Arizona whose imagery will serve both advertising and franchise development needs. Here’s the last Summer Menu in which the photography drove the menu layout design. Cheers to that!
We’ve been creative partners with RA Sushi for some time now. We began our relationship with RA in the early 2000’s and have never stopped. Our food, lifestyle photography, and motion work can be found in traditional print, social, and digital advertising. Here’s a recent lifestyle project Patrick Darby shot in Scottsdale this Spring. Thanks to the RA team and our crew for a great shoot!