What We Do
Our job is simple. With over 20 years of photography and motion experience, TASTE exists to fulfill each client’s needs. Whether a humble root vegetable or a Michelin-starred composition, we create an exclusive visual language to showcase each project at its absolute best.
Fresh, modern and product sensitive, TASTE cares deeply about food culture, leveraging our relationships with master chefs to ensure that our production expertise and gourmet knowledge produces the best, and most authentic, cuisine branding possible. Taste offers motion, still capture packages and a full range of post and CGI to suit every need from the simplest to the most complex shoots in the competitive market today!
TASTE is available for small to large-scale productions on an international scale, operating studios in New York City and Los Angeles, as well as in Vienna, Austria.
Thomas Schauer has established himself as one of the world’s leading culinary photographers, shooting extensive campaign work for over two decades between Vienna and New York.
Growing up in his native Austria, Thomas cultivated an artistic sensibility inspired by the European culture that surrounded him. His deep knowledge and passion for food led to work with Samsung, Nespresso, Uncle Ben’s, Wegmans, Papa John’s, Harper Collins, Fuji Film and Simon & Schuster.
Thomas’ work has been exhibited globally. His first solo exhibition “Pure Real Taste” took place at La Boite in New York City. That same year, he was invited to exhibit in Osaka, Japan.
Thomas has created over 20 cookbooks for celebrated chefs including Dominique Ansel, Daniel Boulud and David Bouley. Complementing his portfolio is the nomination for the 2013 Onaeba “Shimizu Award” in Osaka, Japan; the 2013 second place Pink Lady Award for “Best Food Photographer in the World,” in Wine; and the 2012 Gourmand Cookbook Award for Best Cocktail Book, “Cocktails.”
With TASTE, Thomas has transitioned into motion and sound where he continues to work with some of the world’s leading gourmet brands.
Margaret Elman has had a successful and varied career as a creative director in advertising, as an off-broadway playwright and as a bespoke furniture designer – all before her love of food, photography, cinema and collecting antique props from around the world culminated in her finding her way to her dream job as a commercial director in the culinary world.
Among her many commercials (for such brands as Haagen-Dazs, Nestle, Dole, McDonald’s, Kikkoman, Publix, Chobani, Panera, General Mills, Campbell’s, Applebee’s, Healthy Choice, Olive Garden and many more), Margaret has directed second unit feature work for the Weinstein Company and shot a variety of print projects. And she feels incredibly lucky to live and work in a world that seems to have become as passionate around food and telling cinematic stories about it as she is.
Executive Producer of TASTE, Becky has had an notable career at a variety of top-notch production companies, such as Radical Media, Identity and, more recently, Macguffin Films. Her love of filmmaking and the visual arts, professionally, has always been rivaled by her personal passion for food and all things culinary – she even took time off to go to cooking school at one point. Her depth of experience in both the Beauty and Tabletop genres has readied her for this moment. Becky feels so fortunate to have joined forces with Thomas, Margaret and Tim – to become a part of Taste – a production destination where it all comes together at the very highest level.
Co-founder of TASTE and founder/owner of Supply&Demand, Tim has been in the commercial industry for over 20 years. He has worked at the upper echelon of advertising throughout his career, counting hundreds of clients as his dear friends.
Tim has worked with a long list of recognized directors including Tony Kaye, Frank Budgen, Marcus Nispel, Jake Scott, Joseph Kahn – as well as tabletop legends Irv Blitz and Peter Elliot.
Tim is proud to be at the helm of this new venture.