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Michael Shay Co-Founder/Photographer

The first thing you should know about Polara Studio co-founder Michael is that he’s a published poet. What does this have to do with taking pictures, you ask? Everything. Imagine Walt Whitman with a Nikon in his hands. An image-maker, not an image-taker, it’s estimated Michael has taken over a million photographs and can make a glob of Crunchy Jif on a Saltine look like something Thomas Keller would overcharge for at The French Laundry. His delicious food photography skills are downright spooky.

Prime Rib

Prime Rib

Constructed Pear Salad

Constructed Pear Salad

Herb Chicken

Herb Chicken

Blue Peppercorn Burger

Blue Peppercorn Burger

Aurora Vineyard

Aurora Vineyard

Spinach Linguini

Spinach Linguini

Reuben Sandwich

Reuben Sandwich

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller

Doba (Stew)

Doba (Stew)

Poached Egg Salad

Poached Egg Salad

Wine & Pear Pairing

Wine & Pear Pairing

Pear Ceviche

Pear Ceviche

Pear Appetizer

Pear Appetizer

Grilled Pear & Shrimp

Grilled Pear & Shrimp

Green Bartletts

Green Bartletts

Cowboy Pizza

Cowboy Pizza

Pho Soup Starter

Pho Soup Starter

Yogurt Berry Popsicles

Yogurt Berry Popsicles

Firburger

Firburger

Holiday Table

Holiday Table

Strawberry Whipped Cream Torte

Strawberry Whipped Cream Torte

Pork Cuts

Pork Cuts

Morels

Morels

Breakfast Flammekuechen

Breakfast Flammekuechen

Meatballs

Meatballs

Drinking Chocolate

Drinking Chocolate

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Non-Dairy Beverages

Non-Dairy Beverages