On March 24 I started working on a project called Take Out Only in response to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on restaurants in my area. In my work as a food photographer, I work with a lot of restaurants, both established and new. This is a huge hit for them. When most restaurants fail in the first year, something like this can put even a restaurant that has been in business for years out of business...fast. The impact of this virus has touched so many industries, my own included.
I wanted to bring attention to the places that I've worked with, and the ones that I have never even been to. To let people know what they're dealing with, how they're still
operating, what they're doing to stay safe, both for themselves and their customers. Using what I can out of my talent set, this is my way of saying thank you, we know you're struggling, how can I help.
I visited Kumar's South Indian Village Cuisine last week. This usually beautiful and brightly colored space was open, but the entry way to the dining room was blocked, it was cold and dark. But one of the owners, Krishna, was there tending to online orders.
Kumar's is located at 238J Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06042 l (860) 375-4740
Please note: I practice social distancing guidelines, shoot with long lenses to look like I'm closer than I am, get in and get out to stay out of the way and do not go in to kitchen's unless invited, stay far back from food and I check my temperature before going out #takeoutonly #nationaltakeoutday #kumarsconnecticut #86caronavirus #werestillhere #open #manchesterct #southindianvillagefood #indian #foodphotographerct #breadandbeast