Friday, 4 March 2022

Grains as Mains

I have been working recently on a book focusing on grains as the main feature of the dish.
Common grains such as rice and bulgur wheat and more unusual ones like teff and amaranth were transformed into flavoursome meals, perfect for any palette.

I am happy with how the photographs have come out- bright and colourful with the food popping out from the neutral props. 

Most of the images for this collection were shot overhead which gave a nice consistency throughout and a real graphic quality to the splats of dressing, sprinklings of herbs and the textures of the grains featured. Grains may have a reputation of being a bit bland, however I feel these images make them fresh, exciting and current.

Monday, 28 February 2022

Style your Own Wedding

Another shoot that has been great fun, was the Style Your Own Wedding book, which gave unique and creative ideas for stationary, table settings and theming. Barn, Blush, Bohemian and Garden were our themes of choice, shown through the starting point of mood boards, right through to the end table settings. Great inspiration for getting crafty!

The props ranged from vibrant, luxurious fabrics for the Bohemian style wedding and accessories to natural decorations that could be found in your own back yard for the barn and Garden style wedding, appealing to all types of budgets and tastes.

Ardens Advertising Shoot

Ardens specialise in appertisers and nibbles perfect to go with coffee, as a tasty snack or with a cocktail or two. The idea behind the shoot was to create a sense of sharing, such as having a coffee with a friend, stopping for lunch or at a dinner party. The use of props such as the book, flask and fairy lights create a unique setting and atmosphere and a sneak peak into the personal space of the consumer.
I particularly like the cool grey and neutral tones of the background mixed with the pop of colour from the food and drink.

Alpro Milk Recipe Ideas

Alpro for instance, specialise in dairy free milk from soya, a variety of nuts and coconut sources. The selection of shots for this shoot were to demonstrate recipes that would normally use cow's milk or yoghurt, but here are completely adaptable with the range of Alpro milks.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Visualising Fragrance

Delicate unique fragrances were the focus of this project for The White Company. The images feature the ingredients used in the company's scents, building a visual picture of the aroma. 

It was lovely to work within a different genre to my regular specialism of food, using items such as flowers, greenery and wood barks all bound together with the fragile linens as backdrops. A sense of peace and serenity is conveyed through the photographs, mirroring The White Company's unique branding.