A lot goes in to the making of our magazine covers, and this food photo shoot was no exception. The creative concept and photography were the brainchild of Steve Exum ’92 and his team, with the day-long shoot taking place at his studio in Elon, N.C. Food stylist Elizabeth Hensley was in charge of creating the look for each plate, which represents an individual story in the magazine.
Food stylist Elizabeth Hensley prepares a papaya salad for the cover photo shoot.
Photographer Steve Exum carefully arranges vegetables on a plate in preparation for shooting the magazine cover.
Food stylist Elizabeth Hensley grills fish for one of many dishes being photographed for the magazine cover.
The kitchen table is an array of fruits and vegetables in bright colors as food stylist Elizabeth Hensley works her magic.
Photographer Steve Exum at work on the magazine cover in his Elon, N.C. studio.
The creative team celebrates the end of a successful day-long shoot. From left, photographer Seth Combs, food stylist Elizabeth Hensley, magazine editor Kim Weaver Spurr, graphic designer Kelsey Morgan and photographer Steve Exum.