On the Job
An appetite for the visually striking
When is a slice of cheesecake a complicated still-life composition of color, form, and texture? When it’s shot by food photographer Andy Ryan, who says a photo of cheesecake should evoke the same lip-smacking response as if you had a slice in front of you. Ryan, 48, who works out of Lexington and New York, has shot photos of sizzling burgers, frosty grapes, high-end wines, and restaurant interiors for clients such as The Cheesecake Factory, Barnes & Nobles Cafes, Starbucks, and Food and Wine magazine.