Adrian Mueller New York

Advertising agencies, magazines and cook book publishers alike turn to Adrian Mueller for the beauty and precision in his images. This craftsmanship is reflected in his ability to create visuals that are both relatable and aesthetically pleasing.

Recent clients include Kellogg’s, Conagra, Unilever, Snickers, Gourmet Magazine Germany, Wine Enthusiast, Maison Food, Cîroc, Modelo, Capri Sun and Corona.

His latest work can be found in Archive’s '200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2020/21', for which he has been selected for the 12th year in a row.

Adrian lives in New York with his wife and son. When not on assignment, he is most likely to be found in a soccer stadium, restaurant or hot spring somewhere on this planet.

Andy Grimshaw London

London-based photographer Andy Grimshaw specialises in food, drink and still life photography. He works out of his own central London studio with fully equipped kitchen.

Andy works with an experienced team of freelance home economists, assistants, prop stylists and retouchers. This enables him to put together a specialist team for any photo shoot requirements.

It has been a dairy and chocolate few months for Andy, working with Danone, Alpro, Hellman's and Heinz alongside projects for both Snickers, Mars and Lindt whilst finishing the rebranding for Napolina.

A couple of his recent packaging shoots have been in the headlines: Quorn (Bulletproof) won a DBA Gold for effectiveness and Jacob's (Pearlfisher) won a first place for savoury snacks in the Dieline awards. Congratulations to everyone involved!

With the cold nights now drawing in, the busy summer diary and a relaxing break in the sun seem far, far away. Andy is straight back to work shooting another global chocolate rebrand as well as several other exciting projects.

If you have any projects you'd like to discuss with Andy, please call him on +44 (0) 20 7267 7600.

Aurelien Bergot Geneva

Based in Geneva, photographer Aurélien Bergot is specialised in advertising, corporate, food and portrait photography.

With a sustainable and rewarding experience serving clients of international prestige, Aurélien supports them in achieving visual content for their communication needs.

"You have a story to tell; he tells stories!"

Cheyenne Cohen New York

Cheyenne Cohen is a food and beverage photographer based in NYC, with expertise in both still and motion work. She was irreversibly drawn to the culinary world via way of advertising photography. Dedicated to showcasing beautiful food and passionate chefs, her work consistently inspires her to push boundaries and reinvent others’ understanding of beauty. 

Cheyenne works with a range of clients, from Michelin-star restaurants to national brands and international creative campaigns. Her recent clients include Shake Shack, Zaxby’s, and Estrella Jalisco. Her strong understanding of light and composition allows her to take on any project.

Cheyenne has recently photographed her first cookbook for Page Street Publishing, shot stills alongside national commercial shoots, and created mesmerizing cinemagraphs for Snapchat and GrubHub.

This year, she is focusing on video work, grounded in experience on commercial film sets, collaborating with Ito En on their new product lines.

Please find more work at her website.

Chris Howlett Photography London

Howlett Photography creates compelling advertising imagery for cosmetics, jewellery, food and drink, and still life. Chris and his team's unique approach blends the technical and the creative, moving between abstract design and creative composite imagery, delivering styled and realistic content.

"Working from an open-plan south London studio with contemporary kitchen space, Howlett Photography are waiting to welcome you through the doors where Coca-Cola, Benecol and Sainsbury's have gone before.

Check out our website for recent work or get in contact to discus your requirements."

CliQQ Studios London

"CliQQ Studios are a full service food photography studio. We can handle everything from concept development, to sourcing stylists, recipe development, right through to the shoot itself and post-production after.

Our clients have included Philadelphia, Ryvita, Sainsbury’s, Jordans Cereals and hundreds more. But we also work with smaller producers and start-ups too.

We can tailor our service to meet the needs of the client and their budget. Whether you need recipe development, prop sourcing, location hire, or just a simple product shoot we can take care of it for you.

We are based in a 2000 sq. ft. studio with kitchen facilities, just 50 minutes from London, but we also work on location too when required."

Clive Sherlock London

South London-based food and lifestyle photographer Clive Sherlock has a wealth of experience working with some of the most easily recognisable British and global brands, including M&S, Whirlpool, Tork, Antic London, the DeVere Group, London's Globe Theatre and the British Library.

One of his most recent commissions was a rice packaging campaign for world-leading marketers Young & Rubicam.

A versatile photographer who can fill any subject with life, flair and beauty, from an amuse-bouche to a skyscraper, Clive works equally well with his team of highly talented stylists and assistants or, if preferred, one-to-one with a client - be they chef, business owner, architect or designer.

Clive combines his passion for great design, cuisine and architecture with his love of the visual arts, immense technical skill and an innate ability to select, frame and capture the perfect image every time.

Cory Dawson New York

"Much like a great photograph, the creative mind adheres to unique thinking, while utilizing intuitive problem-solving to create a groundbreaking look or design."

Cory Dawson, a still life storyteller, has spent 15 years honing these skills which now profoundly embolden his ability to let his lens capture and communicate with clarity and intensity.

His focus began at the age of 10, when he took his first cooking lesson. His affinity for stylising food and then food shots grew exponentially from his mother’s cooking school. His exposure to this food-rich environment fed his creative palate. Cory now incorporates the knowledge that he has garnered into social media launches, packaging shoots, and an array of food and product design projects.

His clients include Effen Vodka, Bud Light, Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Jet.com and more.

Duncan Loughrey London

With a wealth of experience, Duncan Loughrey has a keen eye for detail, is technically adept, and thrives on a bit of problem solving.

An expert at retouching too, Duncan likes to keep most post-production work in-house allowing complete control through all stages of the image making process.

Happy to shoot in studio or on location, Duncan undertakes every shoot in an enthusiastic, professional and friendly manner.

Francesco Tonelli New York

Francesco Tonelli is a New York-based food photographer whose career in food spans over 30 years as a chef, food stylist, recipe developer, and a culinary arts professor.

His award-winning work has been featured on NY Times and Eleven Madison Park cookbooks.

His meticulous approach to food photography and deep understanding of food and ingredients, coupled with a quick eye for beauty and an inventive sense of style has made him a sought-after photographer of Michelin-starred chefs and first-class establishments all over the world, as well as well-known commercial clients.

Francesco thoroughly enjoys collaborating with talented creatives and agencies to produce the best imagery for their product and achieve the designer’s vision.

Clients include KIND, Chobani, Godiva, Chipotle, Knorr, Daisy, Campbell, Unilever, WW Fresh, The New York Times, Jean-Georges, Eleven Madison Park and The Culinary Institute of America.

When he is not shooting, Francesco can be found tweaking and fixing things in his 4,250 sq. ft. photography studio, or joining a global climate movement.

Frank Weinert Frankfurt

For more than 25 years, Frank Weinert worked as a commercial photographer in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In his early years, he set his focus on classical still life photography, but Frank's innate passion for cooking and eating started to become more present throughout his career until it finally merged with his experience as a photographer.

Together with a team of international food stylists and set builders, he somehow manages to relate single components to create a unique atmosphere in every project. Simple ingredients, high quality produce, and the passion itself always motivate Frank to go beyond with new projects.

Hans Schlupp Sydney

Hans Schlupp is an architectural, product and commercial photographer living in Sydney with a strong presence in Asia.

Growing up in Germany, Hans graduated from Letteverein Berlin - the world's oldest school of photography - and studied at Freie Unversität Berlin and UniFI Italy. He worked as a freelancer through Europe, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Australia and China.

He is based in Sydney from where he lives and works as an architectural and commercial photographer.

As an established force in interior architecture (commercial and retail), Hans services clients in 17 countries.

Exhibitis of his work have been seen in Berlin, Brussels, Rotterdam, Sydney, and Beijing.

Clients include Ogilvy&Mather, McCann Erickson, Saatchi&Saatchi, Unilever, BHP, Caltex, Kuwait Oil, Siemens, ABB, Audi/VW, Warner Brothers, Compt Nass group, Hyatt, Radisson and Accor Hotels; Vitra, Ikea Furniture, Nokia, Motorola, Cisco, iGuzzini, Haier, Disney, DFS, Westfield, governments of Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and over 180 leading global architects.

James Murphy London

James Murphy has had a great year, travelling in Europe and North Africa for editorial commissions as well as working from his studio on the Regent’s Canal in London on a variety of advertising and editorial projects.

The work featured in this Spotlight is from James’s recent collaboration with Gregg and Anna Wallace for their book 'Gregg’s Italian Family Cookbook', published by Octopus Books. Photographed in the beautiful Tuscan countryside and buzzing food markets, it is a delicious collection of Gregg and Anna’s favourite family recipes.

James is represented by his agent Sarah Yorke. Email or phone her on + 44 (0) 20 7278 4770.

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!

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."

Louise Lister Sydney

Louise Lister is a Sydney-based food and lifestyle photographer with over 20 years' experience in capturing the sights and tastes of the vibrant Australian food scene. The wide range of her work encompasses magazine shoots, cookbooks through to advertising clients.

Louise has a sound understanding of food which enables her to interpret each brief with creativity and confidence. Her philosophy is to find beauty in each product or dish and enhance this feature with the use of natural light and thoughtful styling.

Louise finds it satisfying collaborating with art directors to achieve a vision perfectly suited to a client's needs. She also enjoys being given some freedom to interpret and develop a visual identity for clients. Her knowledge of current trends works well within the medium of new content driven advertising.

A long career within the food and lifestyle industry allows Louise to draw from an array of highly skilled stylists, photo-chef and recipe writers to compliment any project.

Magdalena Nilsen Oslo

Polish-born, Oslo-based photographer Magdalena Nilsen specialises in food photography and food styling.

Magdalena studied geography because she wanted to understand nature, and in her view, nature is our food and our medicine. She describes her style as down to earth, peaceful and organic.

Her recent work includes developing recipes and photographing sourdough spelt bread and apple cider vinegar.

Call Magdalena direct on +47 93 63 25 90 to discuss upcoming projects. Visit her website to read more about her, and check out her newest post on her blog where more amazing photos can be seen.

Mandy Toh Dubai

Mandy Toh is a Dubai-based food photographer and food stylist rolled into one. She is passionate about creating beautiful and engaging images and is highly versatile in her range of styles - be it creating natural, relaxed editorial images or pop-art food images, she is able to deliver them all. 

Her intuitive use of light gives depth and life to her images. Working as a food photographer and stylist allows her to be creative, precise and fast at the same time.

Clients include local and regional F&B establishments and agencies such as TGIF, PF Chang’s, Cleo, Noodle House, Palace Downtown, La Ville Hotel and Suites and Ogilvy.

Puxan Paris

Currently based in Paris, Puxan is a photographer and director with a passion for the good things in life: travel, food and culture.

Clients include Condé Nast Traveler, Princess Cruises, JW Marriott, Momondo, BETC, Publicis, The New School NYC, Parsons Paris, Yale University, The American University of Paris, Hachette, Michelin Guide, Three Michelin Stars Chef Emmanuel Renaud, Monocle and National Geographic.

Represented by Upfront Rene Riis Berlin - Copenhagen

René Riis is specialised in food, liquid, and people. The award-winning photographer is known for his ability to portray both food and people and for his moody style of lighting.

A Dane, living in Berlin, he has worked together with some of the world's best chefs such as Alvin Leung, aka 'Demonchef' (Hong Kong), René Redzepi (Copenhagen), Kevin Fehling (Hamburg) and Sebastian Frank (Berlin).

René has photographed numerous wine and cookery books, including the latest Alvin Leung book 'My Hong Kong', as well as Sebastian Franks' 'KuK'. He regularly works for renowned food magazines like BEEF!, Gastro (DK), Australian Gourmet Traveller, GQ, Wallpaper, Le Figaro and PEN (Japan).

His advertising clients include Coca-Cola, Jim Beam, McDonald's, Edeka, Panasonic, Aldi, Samsung, Smart, Lidl and Lurpak.

Aside from commissioned work, René enjoys putting together personal exhibitions, projects and masterclasses.

René is represented by Upfront.

Richard Jung London

Given his culinary upbringing, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Richard Jung is now one of the most prolific and well-regarded food photographer/directors at large today.

In 2003, Richard moved to London from his native California and discovered that the myth that English food is terrible is not strictly true anymore. The burgeoning London foodie scene meant he was in his element and he began first taking photographs of, and then making films about food, glorious food.

While still rooted in food his focus has broadened to include a wider view of the people who grow it, cook it and ultimately enjoy it. He has an easy-going west coast temperament that puts people in front of his camera at ease and his sense of humour and patience are particularly effective at drawing out genuinely spontaneous performances from children.

Visit his website to view more and see a client list and follow him on Instagram.

Ryan Ball London

A young, award-winning London-based food photographer, Ryan Ball has 10 years’ experience shooting for one of the UK’s leading food retailers. Ryan's fresh outlook and authentic imagery shaped the brand’s strong photographic style, ultimately paving the way for his timely transition over to the advertising arena.

Taking an exciting and innovative approach to his work, Ryan shoots with a close team of highly skilled food and prop stylists to deliver contemporary food photography with a homegrown edge.

This year Ryan has been busy shooting commissions for Asda, Lidl, Tate & Lyle, Gaggenau, Byron Burger and Quaker Oats, to name a few. Through his personal projects, Ryan has been exploring shape, colour and movement of food - producing highly technical and elaborate sculptures and displays of food.

Ryan also had three images short-listed in this years Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards.

Ryan is represented by Process Photography. Follow Ryan on Instagram.

Shaun Cato-Symonds New Zealand

British-born New Zealander, Shaun Cato-Symonds has always worked with food, first as a chef before going on to train as a food photographer.

Shaun loves all genres of photography but his passion for cuisine has led him to concentrate on photographing all things food and wine related. He has been working as a food photographer for the past 25 years.

Shaun works mainly from his studio in Grey Lynn, Auckland where he has a wide variety of clients specialising in packaging, advertising, editorial and books. He has worked with all the major food brands  such as Watties, Burger King, Whittakers, Tegel, TipTop, Ernest Adams, Puhoi, Griffins, Huntley and Palmers and Just Juice, among many others.

Soren Gammelmark Copenhagen

Food is more then something you eat. Working with Søren Gammelmark, you will find that to him food is a passion.

"Food is taste, food is texture, food is scent, food is colours and contrasts, food is vital! That is why I love making pictures of food, to make a picture of a dish that speaks to all senses - that really makes me happy!”

Søren has more than 15 years' experience with food photography. He will be your steady hand on set as well as on location, always striving to get the best results in the highest quality.

Clients include Arla foods, Weber-Stephen Products, Morsø, Bang & Olufsen, Scanpan, Beoplay, Hoptimist, Dynaudio, Der Feinschmecker and Gastro.

Tapestry London

"Built on our photographic heritage since 1972, our W1 studios are fully equipped to produce still and moving images with the benefit of on-site post-production.

We work on a wide range of food and drink shoots, producing assets used for large-scale out of home campaigns, or varying cinemagraphs and stop motion videos rolled out across social media.

Our most recent work is for Hotel Chocolat's current nationwide campaign, promoting their summer chocolate range as well as their Velvetiser. As our post-production department is based right next to the studio, it allows us to provide a seamless production process from beginning to end.

Clients include Schweppes, Deliveroo, Hotel Chocolat, Heineken, Bishops Finger and more."

Thomas George New Delhi

With social media buzzing with thousands of food images every second, a food photographer's role has never been more vital. The environment in the food industry is highly competitive and images that spark the appetite of the customer stand a chance to make an impact.

Thomas George, with his vast experience of making stunning images for both commercial and restaurant clients, has carved a unique space for himself. His in-depth understanding of brand languages and how images take it forward, got him to create an image bank for Uber Eats recently. Charged with the task of setting the visual communication standards for Uber Eats in South Asia, Thomas crafted a unique bank of images that resonated perfectly with their brand positioning in the region.

Other recent clients include KFC, McDonald's and Phytosil.

Tina Sturzenegger Zurich

Tina Sturzenegger is a food and still life photographer who is passionate about creating beautiful and memorable visual stories. She has a passion for building modern set ups and bringing images to life with catchy lighting.

Based in Switzerland, Tina is represented by Visualeyes Artists and works with lot of talented food and prop stylists and set designers. Tina’s work has been featured in many food and lifestyle books and magazines and also spans a wide range of editorial and advertising campaigns.

She is currently working with Dominik Flammer on the new edition of the 'Swiss Cheese' book which will be published in 2020/21.

Warren Ryley London

Warren Ryley has over 30 years' experience working in advertising and still life. His passion for photographing liquids and drinks has been his specialty for the past ten years.

Equally at home in his fully equipped London studio or out on location, his approach is detailed, professional and relaxed. Having a great team of assistants and stylists to call upon also ensures each shoot runs smoothly and reaches its maximum potential.

A wealth of experience in retouching also allows Warren to offer full post-production, giving clients the option of a one-stop-service.

Clients include Jim Beam, Smirnoff, Britvic, Courvoisier, Patron, Beefeater Gin, Chivas Brothers, Fosters and many others.

Follow Warren on Instagram to keep up-to-date with all the latest shoot news.

Yaroslav Danylchenko Kiev

Yaroslav Danylchenko and his studio team specialise in photography and post-production across product, food and advertising for local and worldwide clients.

With 10 years of experience, Yaroslav focuses on food photography. His team includes an in-house producer, art director and retouchers.  He works with the best European food stylists while the studio team provides high-level services, preferring projects with complicated post-production.

Yaroslav's studio works with global and local brands and advertising agencies, while his images are also available at premium stock agencies including Stocksy.

During the last four years, Yaroslav shot most of McDonald’s commercials in Ukraine and completed work for Georgia and Belarus. He was also invited to shoot for Nestlé, PepsiCo, KFC, Kraft Foods, Bel group and many others, and has worked regularly with advertising agencies including TBWA, BBDO, Leo Burnett, Think McCann and DDB.