Photographed at the No 9 restaurant in ,Stratford upon Avon.My background with food photography goes back to my days as a student. I was lucky to have negotiated 1 day a week at the studio of Cadbury's in Bourneville , Birmingham ,there I was able to learn my still life and food photography craft from masters . It was a possible career path, as I love food and photographing its preparation and the capture of the creations of great chefs and food stylists is a pleasure. Along the way I have shot editorial food photography as well as advertising with food as part of the brief ,
My current favourite Restaurant in Stratford upon Avon, Wayne Thomson Chef & Patron is one of the midlands if not the UK's finest - IMHO. In the Kitchen at No 9 the great masterpieces are created in this creative hub.The technique of using mono and colour photography mix is a useful tool to highlight the food and retain the enviroment of a kitchen that are often cluttered and distracting .
Chef : Wayne Thomson
Chef : Wayne Thomsom
Cream scones, tea,clotted cream,
Uug Food-PRODUCTS & STILL LIFE
A young Glynn Purnell ,photographed for my Movers & Shakers project .Glad to see the lad done well !
At the Walnut Tree ,Abergavenny .This gentleman was at the forefront of the British Food revival ,here photographed at his restuarant in Wales ,with the landscape that makes this part of the UK such a great place to visit and enjoy world class food .
Doug & Annabel Hawkes
Destination Vineyard -view the vineyards -sample the wine . Herefordshire Vineyard location image was commissioned and images are part of English Tourist Board image bank .
Drinks at Cotswold location .As the North Cotswolds crosses into Heart of England Territory .Image Bank for English Tourist Board .
To promote weekend breaks in Birmingham and the wider Heart of England ,this is one of the many images commissioned by Heart of England / English Tourist Board .
Photograph taken in Queensland ,Australia for Phillip Morris - Four Squares
From photography of the interiors to the food and the chef I cover all aspects of photography for restaurants and gastro pubs across Warwickshire ,Oxfordshire and the Cotswold
Birmingham Botanical Gardens - image to communicate the unique offer at this venue and suite . To enjoy a business event with such a backdrop certainly has the wow factor . Images such as this can be key images when marketing a venue . The elements of wine and green garden are a stark contrast to interiours of most venues .
Image for Corporate Event brochure and Website - Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Web intro page for venue -at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens .Commissioned - Ambersand &.
Generic image for website into page -
for corporate events - Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens - events and function facilities photographed for web site and brochures for the corporate and wedding market ,commissioned by Ambersand .
Claude Bosi at his Hibiscus Restaurant a signiture dish photographed at his Ludlow location before he moved to London .Commission for the Heart of England tourist Board .
On location shoot with daylight and reflectors -Another of Claude Bosi's great dishes .
Often a website needs - fillers -iages that give a sense of the place and the experience of a visit ,not just a straight image that shows a bar .
Proper old fashioned Ploughman's at the Crown at Martley ,Worcestershire .
Cardiff -Woods - For Sherman Travel -New York travel magazine .
Photography of food ingredients for new project on Food,shot at the Barn Studios,Stratford upon Avon,A new photography studio in Warwickshire.
In the Kitchen at No 9 ,the great masterpieces are created in this creative hub.
food photography requires speed as such things as ice cream have seconds looking frozen as the warmth of kitchen or studio take the frost and produce a glaze .
Food photographer often has to shoot the ingredients and not just the final dish .New lighting and lens test .