I’ve asked chefs, restauranteurs, food stylists, and many people what makes me stand out when it comes to photographing food. Some said I’m bold, some said I’m imaginative, while others simply said I have an eye for it. Whatever the reason is, there’s no doubt that people see something in me that they want to see in themselves. Food is sensual and delicious; it evokes distinct memories and emotions in all of us. As a food photographer, that’s precisely why I dedicate myself to every shot.
You’ll probably notice that my photos have a very distinct style. That’s simply because I see the story and emotion in the food. And this is why clients are drawn to me.
I think about what the chef is trying to convey with each dish, then do whatever I can to make sure you feel that, whether it’s excitement, intimacy, or just comfort and joy.
When you see my photos, I want you to feel like you’re right there at the restaurant, experiencing it all firsthand so you can decide whether this place is somewhere YOU want to go.
Several clients come to me because they want their food photography to tell a story. They want to create a mood through images that will connect with their audience, and they want to be able to show people what it’s like inside the restaurant or with the product they’re selling.
As a food photographer, I like creating drama in my work as well. I’ll choose locations that capture a feeling and play with different lighting setups so the food feels dramatic and atmospheric. I use simple backgrounds and let the food speak for itself; sometimes, I’ll switch out the background for something more subtle but still make sure it tells a story about location and mood.
I see food photography as a way to tell the story of a dish. It’s not just about the flavors in your mouth but the experience you have when you’re enjoying it. Color is a powerful tool I use to convey emotion. When you look at my photos, I want you to feel part of the story.
As a food photographer, when I look at any photo, it tells me a story and gives me an emotional response based on its colors. In much the same way that we naturally associate certain words with feelings, we also associate feelings with colors. Color can also create drama and atmosphere in your photos by directing your eye to certain parts of an image or drawing attention away from others.
In food photography, color is especially important because it can be used to cue how something will taste: If strawberries are redder, people tend to think they’ll taste sweeter than less red strawberries. As a photographer who also likes to play with color psychology in my images, I take this very seriously.
I love the drama and expression of food. Often, I find myself looking for captivating food images that portray the excitement and beauty of foods with different visual expressions. It’s about capturing the feeling one has when eating a certain dish or meal. This feeling brings us back to our childhoods, where every bite was an experience. Eating is also a sensual journey; it evokes distinct memories and emotions in all of us. A lot of my food photography shows this.
I look for color and texture in food. Combined with texture, color enhances the textural elements within a composition and creates depth within the image itself. We can show off the freshness and natural qualities of any ingredient or dish through color and texture.
Food captures humanity. I believe that food is at its most interesting when shown through people who have made it with care, passion, and energy. People who strive to provide customers with amazing tastes they’ll never forget.
Food photography is at the heart of what I do. The type of photography that I do—food, portraits, lifestyle, and travel—evokes the most emotion in people. This form of photography encapsulates not only my skill but also my eye. Different photographers have different strengths; mine is making food look beautiful.