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 stopped by Naples Pizza on Friday,when I was in Farmington. I'd never been there before and they were taking orders, for pick-up and delivery and doing what they do. They seemed super busy and were cranking out the pizza's, with Carl at the helm. Making big sandwiches for the medical staff and those on the front lines. They've been donating food, along with other restaurants, to medical staff at local hospitals that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They're struggling right now, but see the bigger picture and are using their gifts to help. It's heartwarming and hopeful.
Much thanks to Kurt and the staff for letting me stop by. Be safe. Love & Pizza!
Naples Pizza is located at 838 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT l 860-674-8876
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
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