Victor Garnier Astorino grew up in Bordeaux, France. He left France in 2010 to live in Los Angeles and returned to Paris with two great passions: the hamburger and photography. In 2011, he opened his first hamburger joint, Blend, in Paris, and has since opened a further three in Paris. He travels regularly in the United States and photographs people who are passionate about food. His first book, Hamburger Gourmet, has been translated into several languages.