The toughest part of this shoot was keeping my kids' mitts off the brownies long enough to be able to set up the shoot!
I love the motion in images so the chocolate dusting is one of my favorite elements, along with the rich darkness of the overall feel.
Homemade scones, prepared and baked by my eldest son and topped with red fruit and maple syrup. The first time I baked these my husband joked that they were so hard that they could be used to fight off intruders! These, however, were light and fluffy - so well done Julius!
I love a stack of blueberry pancakes in the morning and recently bought some blueberry syrup and loved the way it enhanced the beauty of the pancakes. I decided that I needed to create an image emphasizing the syrup. I created this image in my home utilizing strobe light to freeze the action of the pouring syrup.
Cream cheese and Rhubarb
Tradition meets creativity!!
If you are a good chef you have to be able to go back in time!
This is the place where Austrian tradition is served at its best in a very cozy rustical restaurant in @salzburg Austria
I was working in a great neighborhood restaurant, their chefs had come in earlier than usual for the shoot to serve up dishes that reflected them and the restaurant. This dessert is chocolate and marshmallow Battenburg, chocolate marzipan, chocolate soil, and fresh raspberries. It was shot against a huge window, looking out over a quiet village in Cheshire, UK, and I balanced the natural light with some carefully diffused flash.
Tataki of Tuna on a cream of citrus aubergines, caramelized red onion, strawberries, and datterino tomatoes.
Chef: Williams Cioffi
Camera: Sony Alpha A7RII
Lens: Sony 50 mm f 2,8 macro
Flash: Elinchrom with two strip softbox
Settings: ISO 64, 1/125 sec at f/13 with a tripod
Shot in Cantine Nicosia c/o Nicosia Winery
Blueberries, banana, and rice milk smoothie are how I've been keeping my kids stocked up with vitamins and well-hydrated this summer. Again with the motion! Movement makes me happy but you can imagine how many times I hand to throw berries across the set and how many snuck into hidden places!!!
What makes a good burger? Good beef and a choice of toppings, all about those toppings! Prime Irish beef with an oozy blanket of cheese, fresh onion, and tomato relish. Crisp frisee lettuce adds texture and color to the image and a flawless sesame bun tops everything off. Getting the cheese to drip down the side of the burger was achieved by blasting it with a heat gun. This was a personal collaboration project, I always find burgers and sandwiches the most difficult things to shoot but I enjoyed the challenge of this epic specimen.
Raspberry and vanilla Oreos with pink milk and blossom. A play in pretty pinks and greys inspired by new neighborhood plum blossoms and special handmade ceramics created by one talented little daughter. To be able to smell the sweet blossom would perfectly complete this scene!
I was absorbed by the crunchy bread first time my wife baked them out of the oven. She is learning bakery by herself at home for a few months. Every time she finishes her new work, I think maybe I should take a portrait of it. That's the inspiration of the picture. I arranged the rustic whole wheat bread in a retro-styled atmosphere, which might make it yummier and full of something like grandma's memory.
This shot was taken while on our honeymoon in Italy. We had the most beautiful soft light at our bed and breakfast in Tuscany and I knew I had to shoot this delicious berry crostata that was gifted to us by our hosts. Shooting food while traveling was an exciting and new experience. I didn't have the control of own props and studio space. I had to look for the opportunities to get the shot instead of create them myself.
When I'm not shooting for clients I like to experiment and test out conceptual ideas that I have. Working with liquids is always a challenge, this was no exception. I had read somewhere that PVA glue works as a better substitute to milk when photographing it, the main reason is milk is actually a little yellow and dull. PVA glue looks fresher and produces better highlights. It took multiple attempts to get that perfect pour!
Being a country girl, my camera is often pointed in the direction of raw, farm-fresh, just-picked ingredients so when I spotted these beautiful raspberries at my local Farmers Market they were definitely something I wanted to bring home and photograph. I've contrasted them here with my hand-painted background and dark bowl to make that gorgeous, vibrant red colour really pop! Shot with my Canon 50mm lens.