Lou Manna has more than 30 years’ experience working with chefs, photographing cookbooks, and shooting food for publications such as Wine Enthusiast, Food Arts, and The New York Times, where he worked as a photo journalist from 1975 to 1990. Manna is an early adopter of digital technology—he has been shooting digitally for more than 10 years. Manna has worked on location and in his studio with famous chefs such as Michael Lomonaco, Jacques Pepin, Bobby Flay, Lidia Bastianich, and Emeril Lagasse. He has appeared on ABC TV’s World of Photography and on the Food Network, and has lectured at the French Culinary Institute. Manna’s award-winning photos have appeared in more than 30 cookbooks, including Dr. Phil’s The Ultimate Weight Solution Cookbook, Jacques Torres’s Dessert Circus, Pierre Franey’s Cuisine Rapide, and Arthur Hettich’s The Four Star Kitchen. He recently provided a number of shots for The New York Times’s bestsellers America 24/7 and New York 24/7.