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  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    Kris's love of food and passion for creativity led him to a career in food photography. His years as an award-winning chef have given him a proper understanding of what makes food taste and look fantastic.

    Kris’ images bring out the natural beauty of food. His dramatic and punchy style draws the audience in and sparks their imagination; every image tells a story.

    Over the years, Kris has built fantastic relationships with incredible brands, including Nando's, Deliveroo, Sainsbury's, Itsu and Subway, working with them to capture imagery that captivates their audiences.

    This Spotlight includes some recent examples of Kris's work for Waitrose and two front covers for Delicious Magazine.

    Reach out to Kris directly through his website or connect with his agent at Style Department to discover how his food photography can bring your ideas to life.

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    "Crafting captivating images that tell stories and command attention is my passion. As a seasoned food photographer, I've collaborated with renowned chefs, restaurants, and food brands, capturing the essence of culinary moments through my lens.

    This Spotlight includes my work for brands like Deliveroo, Nando's, Itsu, and Subway, reflecting my expertise in creating visually stunning content. I invite you to explore my showreel, which is a testament to my commitment to excellence in food photography and moving images.

    From simple dishes to elaborate spreads, I meticulously craft each image in my portfolio, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, evoking emotions and memories with every glance.

    With a clientele including Deliveroo, Waitrose Kitchen, Marks & Spencer, and Nando's, I am dedicated to producing visuals that resonate with audiences.

    Contact me directly or through my agent, Style Department, and let's collaborate on bringing your vision to life through stunning food photography.

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    "It's been a fantastic few months for me! Following the success at the Pink Lady Food Photography Awards in April, I have also won placements with One Eyeland awards, ranked fourth in the world and second in the United Kingdom for Still Life Photography. Lürzers Archive has also named me as one of the top 200 ad photographers in the world.

    I specialise in capturing the beauty of food through my lens. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for culinary art, I have tried to establish myself as a leading food photographer in the industry.

    In recent years, I have been involved in numerous high-profile projects, collaborating with renowned chefs, restaurants, and food brands. My portfolio boasts a diverse range of food photography, each image telling a story and capturing attention.

    My clients include Deliveroo, Warburtons, Waitrose Kitchen, Marks & Spencer, Nando's, Lidl UK, Byron Burger, Weight Watchers, Subway UK, ITSU, Yo Sushi, Costa, Heathrow, and many more.

    Get in touch with my agent, Style Department or myself to see how we can help make the everyday special for you and your clients; let's create something beautiful together!"

  • Showcase Magazine

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    Jun 23

    Kris Kirkham

    Food & drink photographers

    "The last few months and the recent photography awards season have been exhilarating!

    Winning the Production Paradise Previously Published category in the Pink Lady Food Photography of the Year Awards, along with two other finalist images, eight nominated images and seven honourable mentions in the International Color Awards. I've included some of my winning images and entries for 2023 in this Showcase.

    Specialising in capturing the beauty of everyday moments, I believe in the power of food to evoke emotions and memories. I love to play with lighting, colour, and composition to create stunning visuals that capture the essence of each dish and make the ordinary extraordinary.

    My clients include Deliveroo, Warburtons, Waitrose Kitchen, Marks & Spencer, Nando's, Lidl UK, Byron Burger, Weight Watchers, Subway UK, ITSU, Yo Sushi, Costa Coffee, Heathrow, and many more.

    Get in touch with my agent, Style Department or myself to see how we can help make the everyday special for you and your clients; let's create something beautiful together!"

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    "The start of the year is a new beginning. No better time to raise a glass, and cheers to the year ahead, with all its gifts and moments for us to enjoy and endure, while giving a cheer to the year just past, its trials and tribulations, joyful moments and days of wonder.

    Included in this Spotlight are some of my favourite images of drinks. So, although we can’t clink our glasses together in person, hopefully, you can pick one of your favourites and we can toast over the web.

    Food and drink are integral to us, I strive to make even everyday items unique, comforting and enticing.

    My clients include Deliveroo, Warburtons, Waitrose Kitchen, Marks & Spencer, Nando’s, Lidl UK, Byron Burger, Weight Watchers, Subway UK, ITSU, Yo Sushi, Costa Coffee, Heathrow, Pret A Manger, EAT, Cafe Nero and many more.

    Get in touch with my agent, Style Department or myself to see how we can help make the everyday special for you and your clients."

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    "For this edition of the Spotlight, I’ve chosen to show some of the fantastic covers I’ve been a part of, over the last 12 months.

    These covers - bold, simple, and enticing - are designed to make simple everyday items attainable, and to spike your curiosity.

    Our shoots culminate in the creativity and hard work of the whole team. From recipe writers and assistants to art directors, food stylists, prop stylists and producers: the images are only as good as the team. Working with incredible creatives in this industry is one of my favourite parts of my job.

    My clients include Deliveroo, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Nando’s, Lidl UK, Heinz, Byron Burger, Weight Watchers, Subway UK, ITSU, Yo Sushi, Costa Coffee, Heathrow, Pret A Manger, EAT, Cafe Nero, Carluccio’s, COOP and many more.

    Follow me on Instagram to view more of my work.

    Get in touch with my agent, Style Department or myself to see how we can help make the everyday special for you and your clients."

  • Showcase Magazine

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    Jun 22

    Kris Kirkham

    Food & drink photographers

    "What a wonderful time! The last few months and the recent photography awards season were exhilarating! Some fantastic results include a top 10 ranking, second place winner, multiple nominations and a finalist at the AOP awards.

    I create simple, unique, enticing images. These recognitions solidify my opinion that making the everyday effortless is essential.

    A list of my recent awards: The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the year awards 2022 - 2nd place in the Marks and Spencer Food Portraiture category; One Eyeland award - #6 in the UK, and Bronze and Silver-rated images; International Colour Awards - one honourable mention and nine nominations; AOP (Association of Photographers awards) - two finalist images.

    My clients include Deliveroo, Waitrose Kitchen, Marks & Spencer, Nando's, Lidl UK, Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s, Byron Burger, Weight Watchers, Subway UK, ITSU, Yo Sushi, Costa Coffee, Heathrow, Pret A Manger, EAT, and many more.

    Get in touch with my agent, Style Department or myself to see how we can help make the everyday special for you and your clients."

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    “Clutter smothers; Simplicity breaths”. Terri Guillemets. 

    "I strive to make every day unique, and one of the best ways to do that is to simplify.

    Here are a range of seemingly effortless images. These can be very complex to achieve and are often the most impactful because there is nowhere to hide and no clutter to distract the eye. 

    Food is an integral part of our lives. It comforts and nourishes, bringing fond memories. The past two years have been challenging, and I hope these images bring something special to your everyday hustle and bustle. 

    My clients include Deliveroo, Waitrose Kitchen, Marks & Spencer, Nando’s, Lidl UK, Byron Burger, Weight Watchers, Subway UK, ITSU, Yo Sushi, Costa Coffee, Heathrow, Pret A Manger, EAT, Cafe Nero, Carluccio’s, COOP and many more.

    Get in touch with my agent, Style Department or myself to see how we can help make the everyday special for you and your clients."

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    "The every day is special.

    Every photo, every step that we take in the studio, is focused on making sure that we show how special a single moment is.

    I’ve featured some rather simple but special ingredients in this Spotlight.

    Chicken, burgers, and ice cream. Is there anything more comforting, inviting and intertwining of special memories?

    Professionally trained, I combine a decade of food photography experience with my past career as an award-winning chef, giving me a deep understanding (not to mention a love) of the culinary world. I interpret briefs with a punchy visual and creating a distinctive look for brands that cut above the rest of the retail noise.

    My clients include Waitrose Kitchen, Marks & Spencer, Nando’s, Lidl UK, Byron Burger, Weight Watchers, Subway UK, ITSU, Yo Sushi, Costa Coffee, Heathrow, Pret A Manger, EAT, Cafe Nero, Carluccio’s, COOP and many more."

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    Launched on 31st March 2021, the 'Chefs at Home' cookbook was released in aid of Hospitality Action. With the hospitality industry being one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the charity is a great cause that needs support.

    "In terms of my contribution to the book, I’ve always believed that it’s important that we do our part for the greater good. It’s up to us to define exactly what that is. For me, it’s always been about giving back to the industry whenever and wherever I could. So, it was an honour to photograph the recipes of some of the top chefs in the UK for this project. These are my favourite images from the book: special, everyday meals made by chefs for their families in lockdown.

    I believe that we deserve to make the everyday special in these challenging times.

    Get in touch with my agent, Style Department, or myself to see how I can help you do just that."

    If you'd like to support Hospitality Action, buy the book here, or donate via their website.

  • Showcase Magazine

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    united kingdom

    Feb 21

    Kris Kirkham

    Food & drink photographers

    "Right now we need comfort more than ever. 

    We need comfort, we need warmth, in reality, we need a hug… but in lieu we need something that’s going to grab you from the inside and provide some distant fond, comforting memories, or give you that hug.

    Never before in my living memory has the need to make every day special been more important than now.  

    I’ve selected these images to do just that. 

    Essentially they are everyday meals. But they are special. Every one of them (at least for me), evokes a sense of more. A sense of childhood or comfort.  A memory of food that makes everything alright.

    Get in touch to see how I can help you make the everyday special."

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    "Simply create, capture and inspire: Images in this Spotlight have been selected from Sabrina Ghayour’s new book 'Simply'.

    I’m all about making the everyday special. Sabrina’s book does just that; It’s full of delicious food that can be enjoyed with a minimum of fuss.

    A lot of us are still stuck at home, let’s make your everyday special by giving a bit of time yourself and to your meals. Hopefully these images will inspire you to do just that.

    Get in touch with me to see how I can help you and your clients make everyday special."

  • Showcase Magazine

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    united kingdom

    May 20

    Kris Kirkham

    Food & drink photographers

    "Making the everyday special.

    These images have been chosen to inspire you to create, to cook and to connect. We’ve all been spending a lot more time at home recently, and many of us have been cooking, baking and eating. 

    Here are a few images that I hope will inspire you to create. To take a moment and enjoy what’s on your plate. 

    Get in touch with me to see how I can help you and your clients make everyday special."

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    "As we welcome in the year, I’m posed to reflect on how fortunate I’ve been in 2019.  

    As a food and drink photographer based in South London, I’ve been included in and shot some fantastic projects this past year.

    To name just a few: campaigns and photography for Subway UK, Lidl UK, COOP, Tesco, Sainsbury’s magazine, Waitrose magazine.

    I’ve also photographed seven cookbooks that are due out later in 2020 and was a second place winner at the 2019 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year awards.

    Included in this Spotlight are images that I’ve shot with Nando’s UK, for their advertising, social media and website campaigns.

    With over 26 combined years of food and photography experience, I create dramatic and colorful imagery that showcases food’s natural beauty. 

    Get in touch with me to see how I can be of help."

  • Showcase Magazine

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    united kingdom

    Nov 19

    Kris Kirkham

    Food & drink photographers

    "I am an award winning food photographer based in London, UK.

    With over 26 years of experience working with food and imagery, I love creating punchy, colourful and playful images.

    15 years of working in tense kitchen environments, has allowed me to thrive under high pressure, challenging situations. I am easy going, and have a relaxed approach that helps to achieve a comfortable working and shooting style, which brings a team together.

    Recent clients include Subway UK, AIA, Waitrose Magazine, Tesco Magazine, Nando’s, COOP, Lidl UK as well as many others.

    Get in touch with me to see how I can help you and your clients."

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    "I have over 26 years of experience working with food and love creating punchy, dramatic and colourful images that showcase its natural beauty.

    You can see much of my work on my website. That said, you only need to visit any mainstream bookshop or newsagent to see my photography in print.

    My most recent work includes Sabrina Ghayour's ‘Bazaar’, Dan Toombs ‘Curry Guy Veggie’ and Ben Tish ‘Moorish’ - I’ve featured some of Ben’s images in this Spotlight.

    I am a regular contributor for Sainsbury’s Magazine, Waitrose Kitchen, Tesco Magazine, Nando’s and Lidl UK, while recently I’ve worked on the newest campaign for Subway UK.

    Shooting out of my studio in Clapham Junction, London I can work to any brief and help you achieve the fantastic results you are seeking. Get in touch to see how I can be of help."

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    London-based photographer Kris Kirkham specialises in food, drink and still life photography. Shooting out of his studio in South London, Kris works on a range of shoots including packaging, advertising and editorial. He creates beautiful colourful punchy images where his love of food shows.

    Recent clients include Nando’s, Lidl UK, Byron Burger, Good Housekeeping, Waitrose Kitchen, Sainsbury’s Magazine, Tesco Magazine, as well as many others.

    Images in this Spotlight are from Sabrina Ghayour’s new book 'Bazaar' - one of Kris’s most recently published cookbooks and a UK bestseller.

    Kris was delighted to be a second place finisher in this year’s Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards for his image of chickpeas (included in this Spotlight) as well as having another image in the 'Highly Commended' category.

  • Showcase Magazine

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    Feb 19

    Kris Kirkham

    Food & drink photographers

    Kris Kirkham is a London-based food, drink and lifestyle photographer with a genuine love of food and passionate eye for detail. With 15 years experience as a chef and the last 10 years in the food photography industry, Kris’ entire working life has revolved around food.

    Kris’ highly innovative and professional approach consistently produces beautifully crafted images both in his Clapham Junction studio and on location.

    Recent clients include Nando’s, M&S, Lidl UK, Byron Burger, Good Housekeeping and Waitrose Kitchen.

    Included in this Showcase are images from one of Kris’ most recently published books, 'Pleesecakes'.

    Visit his website for more information.

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    Kris Kirkham is a freelance food photographer based in London specialising in food photography for advertising, packaging and editorial.

    From his Clapham Junction studio, Kris shoots regularly for clients including Nando’s, M&S, Lidl UK, Byron Burger, Good Housekeeping, Sainsbury's Magazine, Waitrose Food, Ocado Magazine, and many others.

    Kris was delighted to be a finalist in this year’s 2018 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards for his image of Dai Pai Dong - Hong Kong, as well as having two images in the 'Highly Commended' category.

    This year marks an exciting new venture for Kris, partnering up with re:fresh Agency and their roster of talented photographers. Images in this Spotlight are from a range of recent advertising work that Kris has been commissioned to shoot by Byron Burger.

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    Kris Kirkham, based in London, specialises in food and still life photography.  His passion for food and photography can be seen in the punchy, dramatic images that he creates with a relaxed friendly approach.

    Kris has a deep understanding of food. He spent over 15 years training and working as a chef and has been in the food photography industry for over nine years.

    Shooting in his own studio in Clapham Junction, Kris works on a range of shoots, from packaging to advertising and editorial. Recent clients include Nando’s, M&S, Lidl UK, Byron Burger, Good Housekeeping, Waitrose Kitchen, Sainsbury's Magazine, WeightWatchers and many others.

    Images in this Spotlight are from a range of recent editorial magazine jobs that Kris has been commissioned to shoot over the past few months.

    See Kris’ website for more information.

  • Showcase Magazine

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    london

    Feb 18

    Kris Kirkham

    Food & drink photographers

    Kris Kirkham is a photographer based in London, specialising in food. 16 years of culinary experience and nine years of professional photography experience mean that any brief can be met.

    Working on a range of photography shoots, from editorial to packaging and advertising, Kris creates colourful, punchy images with a relaxed and friendly approach, where his love of food shows.

    Recent clients include Nando’s, M&S, Lidl UK, Heathrow Airport, Byron Burger, Good Housekeeping, Waitrose Kitchen, Sainsbury’s Magazine, Olive Magazine, and many others.

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    Food has always been an integral part of Kris Kirkham’s life - from growing up on a farm, to working for 15 years as s a chef, to his present job with over nine years' experience as a London-based food and drink photographer.

    Kris works on a range of shoots including packaging, advertising and editorial. He creates beautiful colourful images where his love of food clearly shows.

    Recent clients include Nando’s, M&S, Lidl UK, Heathrow Airport, Byron Burger, Good Housekeeping, Waitrose Kitchen, Sainsbury’s Magazine, WeightWatchers, and many others.

    Images in this Spotlight are from 'Jeremy Pang’s Hong Kong Diner', one of Kris’ most recently published cookbooks.

    Kris was delighted to be a finalist in this year’s Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards for his image of Paprika Octopus as well as having two images in the 'Highly Commended' category.

    See Kris’ website for more information.

  • Showcase Magazine

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    london

    Sep 17

    Kris Kirkham

    Food & drink photographers

    Kris Kirkham is a London-based food and drinks photographer with over nine years of professional photography experience and 16 years of professional chef experience.

    Kris works on a range of shoots from editorial to packaging and advertising. With a keen eye for detail and colour, he creates beautiful images where his love of food shows.

    Images for this Showcase are from Dan Toombs - The Curry Guy cookbook, one of Kris’ most recently published cookbooks. Recent clients included Nando’s, M&S, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Waitrose Food, Heathrow Airport, Byron Burger, Good Housekeeping as well as many others.

    Kris was delighted to be a finalist in this year’s Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards for his image of Paprika Octopus.

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    Kris Kirkham is a London-based photographer specialising in food and drinks photography. Kris works with a range of clients from editorial, advertising and packaging. Included in this Spotlight is a selection of his most recent work, including editorial work for Seven Publishing and Waitrose Kitchen.

    2016 saw Kris working with clients including Nando’s, Lidl UK, Heathrow Airport, M&S, the UK Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, Octopus Publishing, Quadrille Publishing and many others.

    Kris worked as a chef for 15 years, training alongside some of the most prominent chefs in Canada. He has now worked in the food photography industry for the past nine years.

    Visit his website for more information.

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    Kris Kirkham is a London-based photographer specialising in food and drinks photography for editorial, advertising and packaging.

    Kris has worked in the food photography industry for the past nine years. Before that he worked as a chef for 15 years, training alongside some of the most prominent chefs in Canada. “Food always has and always will be an integral part of my life, I have a deep love and understanding of it," he says.

    His clients include Nando’s UK, Lidl UK, Heathrow Airport, Waitrose, M&S, Kindred Agency, Hodder and Stoughton and Quadrille Publishing, among many others.

    Visit his website for more information.

  • Showcase Magazine

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    london

    May 16

    Kris Kirkham

    Food & drink photographers

    Kris Kirkham is a London-based photographer specialising in food and drinks photography for editorial, advertising and packaging.

    Clients include Nando’s UK, Lidl UK, Heathrow Airport, Waitrose, The Independent, Eat Restaurant Group, Kindred Agency, Hodder and Stoughton and Octopus Publishing, among many others.

    Featured in this Showcase is a selection of images from recently released 'Grill Smoke BBQ', a cookbook by Chef Ben Tish of The Salt Yard Group. Props by Tamzin Ferdinando; published by Quadrille Publishing.

    Visit Kris' website for more information.

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    Kris Kirkham is a London-based photographer specialising in food and drinks photography for editorial, advertising and packaging.

    Kris started his working life as a chef, training with some of the most prominent chefs in Canada. He then continued to hone his skills for 15 years before making the transition to food photography in 2007. His love and understanding of food is what he captures in his photography: real, authentic and appetising.

    Clients include Nando’s UK, Lidl UK, Heathrow Airport, Waitrose, The Independent Paper, EAT restaurant group, Kindred Agency, Quadrille Publishing and Hodder & Stoughton among many others.

    Visit his website for more information.

  • Spotlight Magazine

    Kris Kirkham

    London

    The last twelve months have been a busy and exciting time for Kris Kirkham, completing seven cookbooks, travelling to Ukraine, working with Heathrow Airport, Nando’s, Eat and Lidl, as well as working on magazines for Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

    The next year looks to be full of many more interesting and exciting projects.

    Kris is a London-based food photographer. He started his working life as a chef, training with some of the most prominent chefs in Canada. He continued to hone his skills for 15 years before making the transition to food photography in 2007. Kris's love and understanding of food is what he tries to show with his photography: real, authentic and appetising food captured as it is.

    Visit his website for more information.