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
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!
Bar-S Foods recently launched a fierce hotdog food challenge: http://Bar-S.com/Bracket. We partnered with their in-house team to assist in the concept, photography, stop-motion and final edit. Loving the energy and playfulness of this piece. We already feel like champions! Jump over to their page, like and participate for a chance at winning $5,000! Thanks to the client and crew for making this such a fun and energetic project. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winning dog!
We recently completed a multi-day shoot with Mellow Mushroom – this was our first project with the Atlanta based team that flew out to Phoenix to shoot: 1 day on location shooting lifestyle photography followed by 2 days in studio shooting food stills and cinemagraphs. It’s always great to be working with new clients that reach out to us from across the country. Stay tuned for more tearsheets, we’re just starting to see the project files going live and in-use. Looking forward to the next round of shooting – thank you to the Mellow Mushroom team, cheers!
Photography: Food & Beverage, Lifestyle, Social