I absolutely love photography, I guess every photographer says that, so let me explain.
Photography, and particularly food photography is my passion, largely because I love food and also because I was a chef in the Royal Navy for a decade. Being a chef fuelled my passion for food and allowed me to create dishes that crews wanted to eat with their eyes as well as their stomachs, even on a warship.
I’ve been fortunate enough to cook for thousands of people a day while on deployment, bake 100’s of loaves of bread daily and host the occasional BBQ on the flight deck too. I guess you could say those days gave me great experience in location food photography.
My practical experience of working with ingredients and dishes in pressure situations is invaluable to my clients and to my photography. Understanding how to dress a plate for the finest dining or making ‘just another burger’ look amazing is what allows me to see what other food photographers may not.
I understand what a chef is trying to achieve, what a food stylist wants to create and what a brand needs in order to sell.
I speak food, I understand the language, I value the industry and I capture it beautifully.
Whatever your requirements, be they location photography, commercial work, editorial imagery or images of the chef and kitchen in service, you can be sure I will work with you to make your images come alive.