Food & Restaurant Photography

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However, food photography is not only about food! Product photography is not only about the product!

It is about creating a visual experience that will stimulate the viewer’s response and senses.

To me, food is beautiful. It has a particular beauty because it connects us in a natural and organic way to the environment. We thrive through food. Our bodies grow because of its nutrients. We connect with each other by eating it together.

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“An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all... the feeling is the principle, the beginning, and the end; craft, objective, technique - all these are in the middle.”

— Paul Cézanne

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One source of my inspiration comes from still life paintings. Studying Cezanne’s still life masterpieces as well as other impressionist artists influenced my work. I take their inspiration and add a modern twist.

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To design a photoshoot, I first visualize the final image in my mind. Then I arrange and style coordinate all the elements together to obtain the hero shot. I always start with the background, then add the textile, flowers, or any other props. The principal subject is always placed last, to make sure it will pop to the viewer.  I use many different composition techniques, but my most used is the flat lay technique.

It’s a very effective way to create compelling images.

Through food photography and food styling, I strive to meld my artistic vision to the benefit of my client’s project.

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“The longer you look at one object, the more of the world you see in it.”

— Flannery O’Connor

It took only time working with the owner of a restaurant for me to grow my admiration for the field. Preparation and flexibility were the first lessons I learned from documenting restaurants' life and Chef’s working.

 

Through my work I’ve met incredibly creative Chefs and discovered dedicated owners and employees, all following a precise and concise routine in order to be ready for their clients

I love being the ‘almost invisible’ photographer, capturing the atmosphere of the restaurant and the spontaneity of the Chef’s alluring creations.