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[Photograph: Gastronomy]

While some restaurants ban photography outright, L.A. chef Ludo Lefebvre has cleverly turned food bloggers' need to document every bite to his advantage. Lefebvre has set up a mini photo studio at Ludo Bites, his pop-up cosplay-themed restaurant in Culver City, California. The lighting rig and light-box diffuser help create professional-looking shots, ensuring that Lefebvre's dishes at least appear tasty. And the unusual move also doesn't hurt when it comes to getting people (like us) to take notice. Pretty sneaky, Chef.

Cathy Danh of Gastronomy has a set of photos from the mini studio.

Oh, and if you're wondering about the cosplay part, it looks like the waitresses are dressing as French maids. If that does anything for you.

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