Sophistication with Intercontinental Singapore

I was recently engaged by boutique film production house, Electric lime Films, to spend a few days photographing Takanori Nakamura, Japan's well renowned food critic and expert on luxury living who traveled to Singapore to draw inspiration from the diverse food experiences that Singapore has to offer. I was tasked to capture both food and lifestyle photography, as well as some behind the scenes shots, as Nakamura-san embarked on his culinary journey around Singapore.

This is the story of the Intercontinental Life where Takanori Nakamura discovers how chasing excellence helped them achieve the highest level of sophistication. Luxury hotel chain Intercontinental Singapore launched a global brand campaign of "Sophistication: A Sensory Experience", which "tells a story of technical precision, meticulous refinement, personalised ingredient selection and above all, an unwavering quest for excellence".

During his stay, Nakamura-san explored Singapore's world-class Michelin Star restaurants, Odette, Restaurant Andre and the iconic hawker stall, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice.

You can view the final production here and here.

To see more images from this shoot, please visit https://www.toddbeltz.com/food, https://www.toddbeltz.com/lifestyle and on the Restaurant Andre website.

Takanori Nakamura at Intercontinental Hotel, Singapore
Sophistication with Intercontinental.

Takanori Nakamura on set during the filming of Sophistication with Intercontinental. Singapore.

Takanori Nakamura at the Intercontinental Hotel, Singapore

Takanori Nakamura at the Intercontinental Hotel, Singapore.

Takanori Nakamura getting served breakfast at the Club Lounge, Intercontinental Hotel, Singapore.

Culinary indulgences at the Club lounge, Intercontinental Hotel, Singapore.

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Takanori Nakamura enjoying some Japanese tea on set at Intercontinental Hotel, Singapore.

Sophistication with Intercontinental Singapore

Director Pabz Alexander setting the scene for Takanori Nakamura and Chef Andre of Michelin 3 Star, Restaurant Andre.

A culinary masterpiece. Restaurant Andre. Singapore.

A culinary masterpiece. Restaurant Andre. Singapore

Takanori Nakamura prepares for lunch at Michelin Star restaurant, Odette. Singapore.

A dapper Takanori Nakamura makes his entrance at the National Gallery as he prepares for an afternoon lunch at Michelin Star restaurant, Odette. Singapore.

A stylish Takanori Nakamura

A stylish Takanori Nakamura preparing for an afternoon lunch at Michelin Star restaurant, Odette. Singapore.

Odette. Singapore.

Odette. Singapore.

Takanori trying Michelin One Star, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken and Noodle. Singapore

As a part of his culinary adventures in Singapore, Takanori indulges in the only Michelin One Star hawker stall, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle. Singapore.

Takanori Nakamura at Intercontinental Hotel, Singapore

At the end of a long but memorable day relaxing with a cup of green tea, Takanori takes a moment to pen his thoughts on what he experienced.

© Todd Beltz 2018