This was a photo taken for a blog article posted "Positive Perspectives". The article describes the fruit as a healthier sweet alternative to donuts, cookies, and such, with the added bonus of vitamins and minerals the human body needs to function at its best. This photo contains blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raw honey, almonds, and mint.
I had so much fun working on this image with stylist Emily Raffaele and chef Rachel Knight. We recreated outdoor summer vibes in the middle of winter in the studio, using vibrant colors and sparkling highlights and shadows. Shot for Sugar-Free Living by Natvia magazine.
Nasi Lemak! This is Malaysia’s most flavored signature dish and the most sinful big breakfast for all Malaysian. The aim of this picture is to surface all the flavors and ingredients of the Nasi Lemak and to be printed on the front page of the restaurant menu.
A simple hero shot that leaves plenty of negative space for the designer to work their magic. As an ex-designer, I know how important it is to leave some breathing room in my shots for cropping options, as well as negative space to reverse text against, for instance. As photographers, it's so important that we give consideration to not just our shot, but how that shot will be applied to the marketing collateral and how we can give our client/creative agency some latitude to work with our shots.
For this collection, I chose to shoot using a bright and Airy mood, minimalist props..trying to achieve a fresh look for summer. I used my new handmade textured background to shoot the Homemade popsicles, that by the way are a favorite dessert for so many as temperatures go high in summer.
I shot this image for a strawberry-themed collaboration on Instagram. My goal was to create a light and airy look that would bring the focus to the bowl of strawberries and make the viewer feel like they getting a glimpse of my kitchen on a bright summer morning.
The intention of this photo was to highlight the complementary colors of blue and orange. Blue is not seen often in food photography, especially in beverages. In the making of this gin and tonic, I added grapefruit slices to contrast the color of the naturally colored butterfly pea flower-infused gin. The tonic was not added yet here, otherwise, the color would have changed. I managed the reflections on the glass with a diffuser.
This was a study in lighting. I really wanted the honey to glow and feel rich and delicious. It took a few shots to catch the perfect drip of honey, and I really love how it came out. I love the highlights on the dipper and the rich golden color in the honey.
Powdered sugar rain on top of a vegan forest fruit mousse ball. I am a big fan of action shots and using hands in food photography. I believe they bring food to life in a completely new way. An action shot like this one looks more dynamic and natural if the hands are included, adding, at the same time, so much to the storytelling, don't you think?