Florent Farewell - Darinka Chase

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Some people in NYC are calling the closing of the Meatpacking District restaurant Florent one of the biggest restaurant closings of the decade (and there are a lot of them even every week in this city).

 

The restaurant has a long interesting history, and as with most of institutions in NYC, has a lot of character.

 

Eater.com wanted to document the closing through a series of photo essays where we would show the restaurant in the morning, the afternoon, the evening, and lastly late at night. Today (Monday June 30th) we ran our final installation, which was the Midnight - 2am shoot I did.

 

It was the biggest editorial project I've worked on to date and was extremely satisfying, at least artistically for me. Everyone at the restaurant was ridiculously friendly and fun to work with. It's sad when places like this close but I feel lucky to have the access that did to document it the best I could.

 

The shoots in order were:

 

9 AM

12PM

8PM

Midnight

 

You can read more about the closing in this article by Frank Bruni in the New York Times and this piece in New York Magazine.

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