Explore the photography of Barb Simkova

Barb Simkova is a Toronto-based photographer specializing in portraiture, travel, food and fashion photography. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, The Coveteur, ELLE Canada, Toronto Life, Wedding Bells, Dauphine Magazine and more. Her work has taken her to historic sites through Europe, around North America and Central America from as far North as Baffin Island and South to the brilliant beaches and misty mountains of Colombia.

Pray Tell

February 22, 2019


Black Forest, Mainz, Germany

I was fortunate to photograph the menu at Pray Tell when chef Sonia Mondino’s name was whispered through Toronto’s Little Italy, spreading delicious rumors of her addictive garlic spread, indulgent take on pizza pockets and asian-inspired short-rib that melted beneath the pressure of a fork.

I still dream of these dishes and wish I could reach through these images for one last bite of her imaginative, comforting fare.