a few months ago, DRAFT magazine hired me to shoot akira back, the executive chef at yellowtail sushi restaurant in the bellagio. i photographed him with the dish he created: beer-battered cod tempura with ume-stout dipping sauce. akira back was really cool and laid-back. working with great people makes any assignment that much more enjoyable. anyway, here's a scan of my two-page spread. yay!