Berkshire-based food and still life photographer.
Toasted sourdough bread with cream cheese, figs and honey.95th Collection
Black lumpfish caviar, monochrome black.94th Collection
In my house, we traditionally eat crayfish at the time of summer solstice. I love the intense colour of the crayfish, together with the dill, which I wanted to bring out without overpowering the image with too much colour or other noise.
I used natural light for this image.
Pista Kheer, an incredibly delicious Indian rice pudding with pistachios.92nd Collection
I made a few cocktails for world cocktail day, one of which is this classic Garibaldi cocktail, featuring the perfect blend of Campari and freshly squeezed orange juice.91st Collection
Gin and tonic, one of my favourite drinks, simply flavoured with a few juniper berries and fresh rosemary.91st Collection
Squid ink linguine with hot chilli pesto.
A black subject on a black background is always a bit tricky to capture, hence I used artificial light which gives better control. I also added a strong contrasting colour which not only works on the picture but also added a lot of flavour to the final dish.
Portrait of an organic broccoli. This one was so fresh and perfect that I had to take its picture using only one artificial light source.89th Collection
Escargot with herb butter, captured my way.89th Collection
Pomegranate and gin mocktail. I wanted to show that non-alcoholic drinks can look as cool as the ‘real’ ones; and you barely taste the difference.
This was also a little experiment with colour rules, monochromatic and complementary in one shot.
Macro image of a pomegranate. I've always had a similar image in my mind, but believe it or not until recently I didn't know
how to properly peel a pomegranate. The picture was taken with only one artificial light source to create this dark and mystical atmosphere.
Grünkohl, or kale, is a very popular German winter warmer dish. It's usually a very rustic dish and often captured as such, but I wanted to show it differently to bring out its beautiful side.87th Collection
Linzer cookies filled with a homemade apricot and vanilla jam. I like taking my food pictures my own way, without (m)any props. This applies to Christmas cookies as well. The black background brings out the bright orange of the jam and the icing sugar adds a bit wintery touch to it.86th Collection
50 shades of black. I love blackberries, not only are they very healthy but they are also very photogenic.
This picture was an experiment as it is all black. I found it very interesting to show how the different textures, which are all black, came out in the picture.
Close-up of a tray with roasted brussel sprouts, almonds and pancetta. This vegetable isn’t everyone’s favourite so I was trying to portrait it in a way that maybe change at least one persons mind and make them want to try it. I hope I accomplished my mission with this picture.85th Collection
Levitation picture of a bowl of frozen peas and mint.
Green on black is a personal favourite, I used only one light source to highlight the bright green subject but at the same time trying to blend it into the black background.
When I picked the olives, my first thought was olive oil, how it would taste like when it’s freshly made. I was trying to visualise my thoughts in this picture, to show the context, but also to bring out the freshness and I wanted the viewer to taste the oil by just looking at the picture.83rd Collection
Marmonde tomatoes, perfectly imperfect, all grown in my garden.
My idea to photograph them on dark/black background turned out to be more tricky for post processing than anticipated as the red was way out of gamut but I didn’t want to lose the beautiful colour either.
I used one artificial light source, soft box and a reflector.
Mussels mariniere in warm stout. I have to give credit to Tom Kerridge for this picture as I got the recipe for this amazing dish from his Hand and Flowers cookbook.
Taking the picture was a bit of a challenge though as I work alone and it turned out that handling an espuma gun with one hand while holding a camera remote in the other is not as easy as it may seem ????.
Steak tartare, served with some simple greens on the side. This is one of my favourite dishes using only the freshest ingredients considering it is raw.80th Collection