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1 year

Studio Name

Lees Lens Photography

I am a Canberra-based photographer specialising in Food, Product, Editorial and Lifestyle Photography.  I collaborate with brands to find out what they really want, and wear many hats, cooking, styling and photographing their products. My preference is working with natural light to produce natural-looking images for clients. I am committed to my professional development and advocating for the industry. I would love to work with you!

Winning photos

I wanted to do a still life of these tropical fruits in an old masters style and used multiple exposures composited together to get a painterly feel.

88th Collection

I wanted to show the texture of these adorable mini bundt cakes by using a high side light and then mixed the icing to a similar green colour as the linen and foilage. The wooden tray served as a frame for the pan and hero food.

87th Collection

This is a Cherry Sponge decorated with Lady Fingers in a Still Life scene with a holiday theme colour composition. I lit the background in addition to the lamp and used a softbox to light the scene from different angles.

86th Collection

This Blood Orange Bundt Cake was delicious! I wanted to highlight the lovely pattern created by the tin. Icing sugar is a great way to create texture and freezing the granules took quite a few goes! A high shutter speed helps.

85th Collection

Chocolate Macarons with dark chocolate ganache lit with a large softbox from the side with a reflector just in the corner. I love how linen and cocoa creates a gorgeous texture with the right lighting. Whilst not perfect these Macarons definately tasted perfect!

85th Collection

Coconut Matcha Panna Cotta with a little maple syrup for sweetness and a side of blueberries. Using the Golden Spiral to arrange the plates and utensils leads the viewer around the image. The texture of the Matcha powder is highlighted by a low side light.

82nd Collection

I created this Drinks Splash image with a Godox AD300 from behind and slightly off to the side. I used Altina Drinks non alcoholic white wine and ice cubes containing rose petals as the subject and by using continuous shooting mode I had a few options to choose from.

81st Collection

This image was taken during Fig season, I love the shape and texture of Figs, and wanted to highlight this delicious Fig and Pistachio Cake. Using layers of wood, linen and textured background with a branch of foliage leaning into the frame adding interest.

80th Collection

This is a delicious Blue Matcha Chia Pudding milled from Butterfly Pea Flowers and topped with a chocolate mousse and blueberries. Using different textures such as wood, linen creates layers that draw interest.

78th Collection

This is my homemade Blue Matcha Ice Cream. I used dried Butterfly Pea Flowers, removed the stems, milled the flowers and created Blue Matcha powder to use in the recipe. It has a very different taste and there is something satisfying about creating something unique from scratch. I scattered the Butterfly Pea Flowers in the scene and placed the spoon diagonally to draw the viewer to the bowl where the hero food sits. This was shot with a very large aperture and natural light.

77th Collection

Delicious waffles with pomegranate seeds, berries, and maple syrup and a little bit of chocolate on the side the only decision left is whether to serve them with ice cream or yoghurt. The lines in the image leads the viewer around the frame taking in all the details, from the texture of the frozen berries to multiple forks indicating that this image is part of a larger scene, perhaps a table with more people and more waffles!

76th Collection

I love capturing the unusual and when I found this Chocolate Bubble Wrap recipe it was a perfect fit for a delicious chocolate mousse garnished with raspberries. The the pots and plate added texture and a cool colour palette to the image.

74th Collection

This is a delicious Pandan Cake made in a Chiffon Tin with a simple drip glaze and pistachio topping. The use of negative space helps draw the viewer to the visual weight of the cake. The detail of the cake and the fabric base is highlighted by lovely soft natural side light.

73rd Collection

I love the smell of freshly grated nutmeg... I use it in desserts, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes. It really is a versatile aromatic spice!

71st Collection

I believe storytelling is truly important in food photography. When constructing this Pavlova tower, the detail of the meringues and berries were beautiful as they were so when I built the background layers I wanted to ensure the colours and composition did not distract from the main subject, rather draw your eye to it.

70th Collection

This is my homemade Butterscotch Panna Cotta and Honeycomb. The round moulds of the Panna Cotta inspired me to create a composition of circles to draw the eye around the frame. I had edible flowers growing in the garden which provided a perfect Analogous colour combination for this image. Photographed in natural light and placed on my grey textured homemade backdrop, I think this really makes the subject stand out.

70th Collection