: Chicago: Derek Richmond

The food industry prevails in Chicago, and much of Derek Richmond’s work centres around it. From the modern elegance of colourful mixed drinks to the rawness of a medieval feast, he defines food in exciting new ways.

“So many artists focus on 'the beauty' of their subjects; I like to go beyond that,” he says. “I try to explore alternative angles and different types of lighting to reveal other perspectives. It's this aspect I feel that makes my work unique.”

Derek knows how to push the limits. His edge drives his success as a commercial photographer and inspires him to pursue personal projects that dare to be different. He has shot for Nikon, L'Oréal, Lands End, Martha Stewart, Royal Doulton, Sirius Satellite Radio, Sur La Table, The Whirlpool Corporation and Kraft Foods.

His photo studio is located in Logan Square, Chicago.

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