624 to images and beyond Helsinki

Janne Westerlund, owner and photographer at Helsinki-based 624 to images and beyond, is passionate about food behind the camera and in the kitchen. When shooting food he leaves the cooking and the food styling to the team and pays his full attention to the portion in front of the camera.

Janne enjoys working with professionals who bring their cooking and styling skills to the table, leaving him free to bring out the best taste in a single picture. He works intently with the lighting, focusing even on the smallest details.

Recently, Janne's pictures have been seen building new restaurant concepts, shooting for American diners, bistros and hotels. On a shoot Janne feels comfortable with almost anything on the plate, but in his own kitchen he prepares just vegetarian food, specialising in Asian tastes and cross kitchen.

8183 Studio Kansas City

8183 is a collaborative commercial studio that aims to make the process of creating powerful images of products and people a pleasure. With a keen eye, attention to detail, precision lighting and retouching techniques, the studio helps stir emotions, tell stories and drive sales.

At 8183 Studio, the staff's ethos is as much a promise as a command. To deliver such undeniably captivating images requires not only the right focus and talents, but also the Midwest ethics of hard work and humble approachability.

These elements combined make the team very easy to work with - just ask recent clients including Dairy Queen, Noodle’s and Company, Boulevard Brewery, Tom’s Town Distillery, Ball Jar, AMC, Russell Stover and McDonald’s.

Adrian Mueller New York

Anybody who knows Adrian Mueller is well aware that beer is one of his absolute favorite beverages and Stella Artois was always on top of his preferred list. Luckily, Stella Artois is now also on his client list.

Adrian collaborated with Mother NY on Stella’s 'Global Holiday' ad campaign, to produce images of dancing chalices and bottles.

He also worked with Florida’s rising star chef, Diego Oka, on an image series of high-end ceviche dishes for ad agency Campbell Ewald. Diego, who is the executive chef at La Mar by Gaston Acurio in Miami, presented his innovative and sumptuous ceviche dishes for the readers of Cadillac Magazine, produced by C-E in Detroit.

Other recent work for Purity Vodka, Bodum, LandOLakes and Japan Magazine can be viewed in his updated gallery.

Brent Herrig New York - Chicago

"Hello Food & Drink Inspired Creatives!

Does your client or company need a new look?

Do you have a great vision that you need help bringing to life?

Want a new and inspiring campaign that people will be talking about?

Need to create new content for the next campaign?

No matter what the need, Brent Herrig can help you delight your clients and achieve exactly what they're looking for, again and again. Brands ranging from Ketel One to Tanqueray, as well as magazines like Men's Journal, Food and Wine, The New York Times and authors of 'The Whole30 Cookbook' and 'The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual' rely on Brent to capture their vision of food or drinks in the most collaborative, stress-free way possible.

What can Brent help you with? Contact him directly to talk about your next project."

Brian Kaldorf Pittsburgh

Brian Kaldorf is a beverage and still life photographer based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. With a keen eye for detail and a penchant for vivid colour, Brian’s imagery lends itself to the ornate designs that often go hand in hand with various prestigious liquor brandings.

His client list includes Clique Vodka, Runners World, Dicks Sporting Goods, Top Flite Golf, Carnegie Mellon Engineering and Consol Energy, as well as many others.

Calle Hackenberg Hamburg

German photographer Calle Hackenberg, based in Hamburg, specialises in food and still life photography. He focuses on creating clear, conceptual messages in his work, giving his images of food an angle besides just "looking tasty".

What drives him is his passion for food and graphics. By mixing these two fields in his work, he provides an original, unseen look which suits food magazines, agencies and beverage producers.

Constantly working on new, personal projects, Calle always delivers unique concepts and different approaches, packed in his very own visual language.

Visit Calle's website to see more of his work.

Represented by Vue Danielle Wood London

"Danielle Wood is thrilled to now be rep-ed by Vue. Her photographs are simply beautiful. Each delicious image will have you craving decadent cakes, pristine donuts and succulent lamb cutlets long after you’ve had your visual fix!

Danielle has been working with M&S, Tesco’s, Co-Op and McDonald's whilst also working on some wonderful cook books that we can’t wait to shout about.

Her work is fresh, bright and vibrant with a contemporary edge. She creates beautiful images that show her love and passion for food and photography. Inspired with the colour and delicious texture that she captures in each image.

Stay tuned to see what she’s got up her sleeve!"

Debby Lewis-Harrison London

"With summer in full swing, Debby Lewis-Harrison has been getting us ready with some fabulously summery ads for Costa and John Lewis, making sure we’re ready to enjoy the sunshine in style!

Debby’s stylistic eye means she can make the simplest of shoots feel glamorous and the most ordinary of food look sumptuous.

Debby’s work will most positively leave you wanting more.

Keep up to date here.

Gerrit Buntrock London

With over 20 years of experience, Gerrit Buntrock is happy to handle even the most demanding commissions. He loves solving problems, taking a relaxed, good humoured and collaborative approach with art directors and all the other creatives who make a shoot a success. 

Recent projects include two large ranges of Asian and Indian prepared meals for Waitrose, packaging work for Heston, Aldi, Weetabix, Heinz and Ryvita, as well as an interesting and technically challenging series of images for Häagen Dazs.

Visit his website for more information.

Jemma Watts London

Jemma Watts is a highly experienced food photographer working in both London and around the UK. She uses natural light to capture the true feel of her subjects, resulting in mouthwatering images.

This spring Jemma sees two more cookbooks published, 'Tilly’s Kitchen Takeover’ by Tilly Ramsay (Hodder & Stoughton), and ‘London: The Cookbook’ by Cara Frost-Sharrat (Frances Lincoln/Quarto). She has also just finished shooting a recipe book for Hillfarm Oils.

Kai Schwabe. Photography Bremen

Kai Schwabe has focused on his passion for food for two decades. He and his team consistently work on personal shoots to find new visual languages.

From his studio, Kai has worked for both national and international clients including Mondelez D A UK, JDE, Senseo, Rama, Miracle Whip, Unilever NL, Lidl and Philadelphia.

Kai has just photographed a small gourmet section with his team. It was important for him to have a clear, clean light guide so that the food could shine. White plates with food were, at the beginning of upscale food photography, quite popular. Kai has now mixed this with contemporary light and background.

One of last month's films produced for Mondelez is featured in this Spotlight.

Kevin Smith Chicago

photokevinsmith is a Chicago-based full service studio serving the best in food and beverage photography. Kevin’s studio is located in the vibrant Pilsen neighbourhood on the artsy lower west side.

A lover of travel, hiking, golf and donuts, Kevin is equally passionate about his craft. He loves the art of photography, collaborating with his studio team and client partners to get the best results on every project.

His spacious studio has all the creature comforts, with many spaces to call one’s own, making it is easy for clients to catch up on their work, conduct meetings, or just think. And there is always great music playing!

Malou Burger Photography London

"Malou Burger (yes her name is real!) isn't new to the advertising world, with clients such as Innocent, McDonald's, Electrolux and Knorr under her belt.

Malou has a beautiful love of light and atmosphere, her images are beautifully composed and styled, with fantastic attention to detail. She creates graphic yet natural and effortless image that are captivating and mouth-wateringly tantalising.

2017 is set to be a great year with Malou working on some fantastic personal work covering stills, moving images and cinemagraphs."

Mark Zawila London

Mark Zawila is a London-based photographer specialising in still life, beverage and food imagery. He combines photography and CGI to create beautifully lit and technically polished images.

Mark believes in carrying out his own retouching where possible, so he can offer a fully integrated, personalised service.

He has honed his style over many years and is building up a strong international reputation for producing imagery of the highest standard. Mark has produced work for clients such as Chivas Regal, Miller Beer, Johnny Walker, Grolsch and Nutribullet and has also twice been a finalist in the Pink Lady Food photo of the Year awards.

When Mark is not busy working on assignment, he loves to work collaboratively and regularly undertakes personal projects with other creatives from his own studio, which helps him to keep evolving as an artist.

Myles New London

Myles New has been busy with McDonald's directing pack shots for the TV campaigns of 'Great cast of America' and also producing films for the in-store screens.

Alongside these he has shot all the above-the-line and BTL material for McDonald's GTA.

The last few months have also been filled with editorial, packaging and advertising for clients such as Knorr, Marks and Spencer, Goodfood, Waitrose, and Good Housekeeping.

Also his fifth book for Lorraine Pascale has recently been released.

Nick Howe London

Nick Howe shoots both drinks and lifestyle photography, with a particular interest in the area these fields overlap. Shooting both stills and motion, his images are at once both authentic yet beautifully crafted.

Shooting out of his north London studio, he has worked with clients including Bacardi, Thomson Holidays, The Macallan, Ford, Jack Daniels, Lipton Ice Tea, Adidas, GLH, Unilever and Martini.

Nick was featured in the '200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2016/17'.

Nick Rees London

Drinks specialist Nick Rees is best known for his strong graphic style and crisp, colourful images. Based in London but travelling widely to shoot both on location and in the studio, Nick's photography covers everything from beer bubbles suspended in flight, to fruity daiquiris covered in frozen mists.

Nick's high technical skill and strong passion for his subject allows him to understand the needs and directions of each specific shoot. Along with still photography, Nick has started directing; his first short film “Mix” is a love song to the Martini.

Paritha Wannawanit San Francisco

Paritha Wannawanit (Pang) is a food and drink photographer living in San Francisco, who also visits Southeast Asia yearly for the love of food.

In spring 2017, the prestigious, US-based IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) named Pang 'People’s Choice Photography Winner.' Before that, in spring 2016, her 'Highly Commended' photos were awarded 3rd place in the UK ‘Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year’ awards - the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography and film.

Pang’s editorial work has been featured in Saveur, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and Swiss magazine Sweet Dreams, as well as a soon to be published cookbook on Thai-American cuisine. Recently, Pang’s work also branched out to travel photography.

Reinhard Westphal Photography Dubai

Reinhard Westphal is a professional photographer based in Dubai who travels all over the world for his assignments. His studio is your location.

His work encompasses hotels and resorts, architecture and interiors, still life and food photography for advertising, commercial, and editorial markets.

His clients include multinational companies, book publishers, international advertising agencies and international hotel groups.

Represented by Biggs Represents Sally Hamer London

Sally Hamer is a London-based food, drinks and lifestyle photographer with over 10 years of professional experience.

Just as at home shooting in her Central London food studio as she is out on location, Sally works on a range of projects from editorial and social through to packaging and advertising. With a keen eye for detail and colour, she creates beautiful images where her love of food, travel, and social occasions shines through.

Recent clients have included Kettle Chips, Birds Eye, Drop Wine, Good and Proper Tea Company and Wine Australia

Sally was delighted to be a finalist in this year’s Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards for her image 'Vietnamese Summer Rolls'.

View more of her work on the website or email her producer Laura at Biggs Represents to discuss new projects.

Represented by Biggs Represents Sarah Jane Leggett London

Sarah Jane Leggett’s love of vibrant colour and fascination with cookery has led her to a successful career in food photography. Her sumptuous and delicious images are beautifully crafted and refined without being overworked, letting the food shine.

Many happy years of experience in the studio and on location have given her an assured and perfectionist’s approach to capturing just the right lighting and mood for any creative project.

Recent clients include Naked Juice, PepsiCo., Quaker Oats, Lurpak, Billingtons, Ferrero Rocher and McDonald’s, amongst others.

Sarah can be relied on to produce work that is both innovative and highly professional. Take a closer look on the website or email Laura at Biggs Represents for more information.

Stefanie Parkinson Los Angeles

Stefanie Parkinson is a Los Angeles-based commercial and editorial photographer. She has 12 years of experience working with brands like Google, Verizon Wireless, Dannon, The Limited, Huffington Post, Katsuya of Hollywood, LA Food and Wine, Nationwide Insurance, Lane Bryant, SBE, Wagstaff Worldwide, and E! Entertainment.

Her work has been seen in publications like Food & Wine, LA Magazine, Angeleno Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Voice, Hollywood Press, Crave, Haute Living, CBS Los Angeles, Tinsel Tokyo Magazine, Cake Magazine, Ladygunn Magazine, Tirade Magazine, Vogue Italia, and Elegant Magazine.

Stephen Conroy London

Stephen Conroy continues to produce tasty and detailed images.

It's all about keeping the food natural and tempting - burgers, wraps, salads and chocolates.

Recent live work has included point of sale display for food to go brands like Chilango, Chosen Bun and Inito.

Through Heatwave Pictures he directs branded content and recipe films.

Steve Baxter Photography London

Guided by the principles of composition, colour and tone, Steve Baxter is happiest working within the discipline of design led briefs for major brands and leading agencies. Believing that if a picture can comfortably work with both type and also stand alone, then it can have a unique strength.

Working from his studio in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush, Steve collaborates with London’s leading design agencies including Pearlfisher, Coley Porter Bell, Turner Duckworth, Parker Williams, Honey Creative, Cowan, Marks Design and Wolff Olins.

Steve’s recent work includes Kelloggs 'Special K’, Club Havana Rum, Uncle Ben's and Kettle Chips.

Studio Ballena Brussels - Ghent

Studio Ballena by Bert Balcaen is a high-end commercial photo studio in Belgium with two large fully equipped studios, one near Brussels and one between Brussels and Ghent, complete with a professional team working both in the studio or on location.

Offering a full-service approach to clients, including an in-house food and set stylist with an eye for detail and a large selection of tableware and set accessories, Studio Ballena is a valued partner for many brands and agencies. By always using the latest technologies and equipment an edge in efficiency and quality is guaranteed for all projects.

Post-production work is taken care of by the team in a fully colour-calibrated workflow, from camera to print.

The team provides mouth-watering photography to food and drinks companies as well as brand and marketing agencies for use in advertising, packaging, social media and publishing to support marketing campaigns and branding. Recent projects include some of Belgium’s finest and most famous chocolate and pastry brands.

Taste | Thomas Schauer New York - Los Angeles - Vienna

When the top chefs and food clients in the world want their legacy dishes captured with the exquisite detail they put into them, Thomas is their universal choice.

With over 20 luxury cookbooks published, Thomas has had the honor of building culinary bibles and great friendships with some of the biggest titans in the industry, like chefs Daniel Boulud, Heinz Reitbauer, Dominique Ansel, Eckart Witzigmann, José Andrés, Lior Lev Sercarz and food clients like Nespresso, Papa Johns, Riedel Glass, Wegmans and many more.

Simply said by Thomas, “I put my 20+ years of success and failures to the test every time to help these clients visualize their original vision."

His partnership with co founder Tim Case has resulted in the creation of TASTE: a full service motion picture and photography production company offering packages to suit every need, from the simplest to the most complex shoots, on an international scale.

Tobias Reymond Foto | Film Amsterdam

Photostudio Tobias Reymond Foto | Film is based in Amsterdam and specialises in food, stills, product and portraits aimed at advertising, packaging design and moving content clients. The team consists of three professional and well trained photographers, a production manager and a designer/backdrop artist.

The company draws from a consistent group of food stylists and retouchers. The 400m² studio easily handles larger productions across multiple and simultaneous sets.

"We aim for close and direct cooperation with our clients. Likewise for the set up in our studio: close to the action in transparent workspaces, clients can interact with the set while working in a comfortable, private space."

With parking available, the studio is easy to reach from the airport and is close to the city centre. Both small and large companies, A-list and private labels are amongst the company's satisfied clientele.

Tobias Reymond Foto | Film is preferred supplier to Unilever, KLM and Ahold.

Represented by Biggs Represents Tristan Townley London

With an obsession for detail, strong graphic composition, and bold cutting edge style, Canadian-born, London-based photographer Tristan Townley is always busy creating and crafting his latest images.

From his fully equipped Central London studio, Tristan works on campaigns for food, drink, and still life, within advertising and editorial, as well as moving image. Technically crisp lighting and a contemporary creative style is evident in all his images. By collaborating with a varied group of like-minded experts in their field (food and drink stylists, prop stylists, set builders, etc.) he flawlessly fulfils the art director’s vision, while also satisfying the most discerning of clients.

Recent clients have included Heineken, Carlsberg, Chivas Regal, Monkey Shoulder, Britvic, and Braun.

Visit the website to see more of Tristan’s work and email his producer Laura at Biggs Represents to discuss any upcoming projects.