Aine Photography Munich

For the past two years Aine has been working intensely on a continual personal project focusing on the undiscovered beauty and uniqueness of discarded supermarket food.

Working with multiple images from both her scanner and camera data, she combines these with a neutral black background, resulting in a completely new angle on food that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also amplifies its structure, colours and movement that we normally do not appreciate.

Remaining true to her minimalistic approach to food photography, Aine’s new direction to this project challenges her to use two or more elements. Each final image contains at least one item found in the garbage, whether it be food or a prop.

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 and all your photo shoot requirements.

Having his own studio with a large internal space means that Andy is able to work around the challenges of Covid-19, aiding social distancing.

Despite the various lockdowns in the last quarter of 2020 Andy has kept busy continuing to work on global projects for Heinz, Old El Paso and Alpro. He has also worked on projects for McVities, Carrs and Danone

He’s looking forward to 2021 and the hope we will be out of lockdown very soon and life can return to a new type of normal in the studio.

If you have any projects you’d like to discuss with Andy, please call him on +44 207 267 7600.

Brent Herrig New York - Chicago

"Finally, 2021 is here! We have learned a lot from the past year and one of the best things we have taken away is that contactless shoots can be part of any project moving forward. We are still encouraging everyone to take full advantage of the safe photoshoot set protocol that we have in place. This gives everyone the option to be safe while still producing great new content."

Your clients still need to create something that will tell a story and capture the appetite appeal of the product. Photographer and director Brent Herrig can help. Based in New York and Chicago, Brent supports in-house and agency clients to achieve stress-free productions that hit the brief. We are excited to work with you and your team as soon as next week or next quarter. Either way, let's all push forward and make tomorrow together.

Some of Brent's recent clients including Nespresso, Marvelous Waters, and Botanist Gin rely on Brent to capture their vision of food, drinks, and products in the most collaborative, efficient way possible.

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

Cath Lowe Photography London

Cath Lowe is a food, drink and product photographer bringing mood, style and personality to products according to the client brief.

She works throughout the UK, and in her studio in Hampshire, an hour from London, often working remotely with clients.

She is a Pink Lady Food Photographer Winner in three different years. Recently she shot a cookbook for a client, organising top food and prop stylists, liasing thoroughly with the client before and during the shoot to ensure their vision and brief was fulfilled.

She has 15 years of experience across a broad sector, and works with both natural and studio lights. 

Recent clients include: Glen Moray Whisky, Bordeaux wine Malartic Lagraviere, Le Grand Noir, Danebury Wines, Hart English Sparkling, BC Confectioner and various restaurants.  

For more see website and Instagram.

Craig Lee Photography San Francisco

Craig Lee is a food and lifestyle photographer based in San Francisco. 

He has created images for the James Beard Award-winning San Francisco Chronicle Food section, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Magazine, Silicon Valley Magazine, Sunset Magazine, EatingWell Magazine, and Gauger + Associates Ad Agency.

He has also photographed for cookbooks, San Francisco Chef’s Table and The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook. He will collaborate with you in creating images of the highest quality.

Foodphoto Belgium

Foodphoto is a creative team of food photographers, food stylists and video production team located in the cosy city of Ghent. 

As the world turned upside down within distancing measures, the Foodphoto team kept up its creative productions with contactless shoots on a local and international basis. 

"Our studios are equipped with all necessary equipment, professional kitchens, props and styling materials to make your food production a success!"

Keeping in mind a trendy and design mindset in terms of balanced composition and narrative, Foodphoto prides itself for its flexibility and professional outcomes. 

Working long term with renowned brands such as Alpro, Vandemoortele, Callebaut, Danone, Unilever, Nestle, and agencies such as Darwin BBDO, Wonderman Thompson, Happiness, Elmwood, mortierbrigade, and LDV United to name a few. 

"We are always excited to take up on new creative challenges of all sizes, adapting to our clients’ needs and budget; we look forward to further collaborations...with a scoop of good taste!"

Francesco & Nataly Majo Barcelona - Paris

Francesco Majo & Nataly Cadavid have worked together as a team for over two decades offering their services as photographers, D.O.P., directors.

They are pioneers of the food and lifestyle photography movement. Their career spans over 25 years of commercial and editorial experience, with particular reference to the places where they have lived the most: Milan, Paris, London and Barcelona.

Their versatile portfolio includes everything from international advertising campaigns to food and lifestyle, travel editorials and films.

Georgia Glynn Smith London

London-based photographer and commercial director Georgia Glynn Smith specialises in food, drink and still life, lifestyle photography and directs mouthwatering commercials and content films. Georgia has a unique ability to truly understand how to read, respond and if helpful even build a brief with her strong eye-catching graphic eye.

She has spent a lot of Covid times helping brands get back on their feet with the use of Instagram and content imagery. Having an active a good following on her own social media she understands briefs and marketing well and brings this insight to her clients to push projects that one step further.

She owns and runs the amazing highly successful N5Studios which has three kitchens and stunning location in central London. She has mastered the Covid Protocol and the studio has been very busy with the biggest A* names in the business. This gives you the peace of mind that you are able to create and attend a shoot but remain safe. She has recently shot the most fabulous launching films for Ocado with Meera Sodha and also Tesco.

She combines her passion for food, people, laughter and photography to create striking work resulting in interesting and beautiful commissions, in editorial and advertising. Working closely with amazing food stylists, achieving shots in camera where possible, she meets her own and therefore her clients' highest expectations. If you want your projects to stand out, she is your lady.

Check out her extensive website to see all of her work.

Georgia has recently re teamed up with the fabulous team at MetcalfeLancaster who can help you with all your enquiries.

Henrique Du Tiel San Francisco

Born in Portugal, Henrique Du Tiel started his professional photographic career in the United States; first in Los Angeles and more recently in San Francisco, where he feels at home because of its similarities to Lisbon. 

Throughout his photographic career, Henrique has produced a body of iconic and conceptual work. His sense of design and lighting is reflected in his food and product photography. His images are graphic, vivid, and elegant in style. 

In his free time, he works on his own creative personal photography projects, bikes, and hikes all over the beautiful Northern California countryside. 

Recently his work was featured in a group show at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco in the exhibition “The De Young Open”.

James Murphy London

James and team undertook a passion project in the studio this summer to flex their creative muscles. The mission: to create a handmade edible gift box using recipes from three of James's favourite chefs to send to clients and friends. These included Rick Stein's Peppermix, Josh Katz of Berber & Q's Everyday Rub Spice Mix and Jan Smith's Seedy Sprinkles, the perfect accompaniment to any porridge, cake or salad.

The shots selected in this Spotlight feature photogenic recipes, from succulent monkfish flatbread to vibrant beetroot and from seared steak and luscious chocolate cake.

For full recipes to inspire your home cooking masterpieces, check out James' Instagram. Food styling by Jan Smith.

Please email Flora Lowther or phone on + 44 (0) 20 7278 4770.

Joe Pellegrini Chicago

One rarely goes a day without seeing Chicago photographer Joe Pellegrini’s work in store windows, magazines, catalogues, cookbooks or cereal boxes.  

For over two decades, Joe has been an industry leader in product and food photography. Also an accomplished painter, he has brought his artistic sensibilities to national campaigns for Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Kellogg's, Tyson and Ziploc and for the past 11 years has shot virtually all of Subway’s national and international print and outdoor ads as well as their in-store displays.  

Unflappable, Joe has made a career delivering memorable imagery with the utmost professionalism for products ranging from Scrubbing Bubbles to Jim Beam.  

Shoot days find his studio abuzz with clients snacking on mini candy bars while Joe and his group of top food stylists, special FX and digital technicians descend on every shot with a practiced efficiency and provide proven success.

Julie Renouf Australia

Julie Renouf is an Australian photographer/director/DP. Based in Melbourne, she regularly travels to work with clients interstate and internationally.

Julie is known for her strong creative vision and capacity to increase consumer engagement, particularly with the female consumer. Her innate understanding of brand identity and storytelling results in beautiful, feminine imagery that is genuinely engaging with the brand's audiences. Her capacity to shoot both photography and film keeps production costs down and maintains style consistency across various media.

Recently, thanks to the quality of her food portfolio, Julie was awarded a motion + photography campaign for Procter & Gamble (a collaboration with Saatchi & Saatchi London). Other work includes a billboard for Kellogg's, TVC plus various media for Heathcote Gin, Don Smallgoods' rebranding, and her short food films feature on SBS Australia. Her client list includes James Boag, Fisher & Paykel, Tourism Victoria, Darrell Lea, and ALDI, to name a few.

On set, Julie works closely with clients - she believes collaboration, a positive attitude, and a shared enthusiasm for evocative visuals is the most effective way to create beautiful, authentic stories worth sharing with the world.

Karen Thomas London

Karen Thomas is a London-based food and drink photographer and director. Her 1300sq ft studio in Elephant and Castle is where she creates beautiful images for her extensive client base which includes Marks and Spencer, Costa, McDonald’s, Nestle, Lidl, Tesco, and Vue, to name a few.

Karen has been shooting advertising, packaging, and editorial commissions for over 20 years and is always hungry for the next exciting project.

This Spotlight features her eye-catching Christmas Lidl adverts; one of the shots from the Costa Christmas ad campaign, which dropped on people's doormats across the country; some beautiful shots for Marks and Spencer; a mouthwatering chocolate torte for Betty Crocker; and a snowy white cream bun shot featuring falling coconut flakes which beautifully adorned the cover of December’s Olive Magazine.

Kate Cauffiel Chicago

Photographer Kate Cauffiel brings her passion for food and beverage to life through her bright and vibrant images. Based in Chicago, Kate and her team create an environment of collaboration and warmth centered around the idea that food brings people together.

Her fresh approach delivers enticing images that arouse the appetite and captivate the senses. From a simple bowl of beans to an indulgent tablescape, Kate finds beauty in everything and she focuses on telling a visual story with each photograph, on every project.

In her free time, you’ll find Kate garnering inspiration from an outdoor hike or paddle.

Kevin Smith Chicago

"At photokevinsmith, we are committed to creating striking visual stories that feature food and beverages as the hero. Crafted through still and motion photography, we create visuals that are stylish, vibrant, graphic and mouth-wateringly appetizing.

Our work highlights the beauty within the ingredients elevating your brand beyond expectations. We’d love to collaborate with you (virtually) on your next project!"

Nadia Battista Italy

Nadia Battista is an Italian digital artist and advertising photographer. Her passion has always been art, in any kind of form, and that is why she considers herself a polyhedral artist. She specialises in creative product still life, like food, liquids, cosmetics and editing.

Nadia deeply loves what makes her feel free to express herself and firmly believes in the power of creativity as a way to touch people’s souls, and she uses this in photography and content creation.

Constantly searching for self-growth, she always puts herself into everything she does and is sure to find creative solutions to many briefs. Having worked for Fornarina and Natuzzi in the fields of research and creative development, Nadia is devoted to professional growth in the field of advertising.

Powell Jordano Chicago

Powell Jordano is an experienced tabletop photographer specialising in food and beverage imagery. His clients love coming to Jordano Studio for its unique atmosphere and Powell's incredible ability to capture dynamic and inviting, yet natural-feeling light within a controlled environment. Through keen attention to detail, Powell takes his work beyond the visual and aims to entice his viewers’ other senses.  

Although his studio is located in Chicago, Powell and his talented team of stylists are able to confidently work with clients remotely, and are available for assignments on location nationwide. He also offers advanced in-house retouching and compositing to produce the highest quality visuals for all of his clients’ print and web-based needs.

Powell is thrilled to be represented by Emissary Artists, and would love to be a part of your next project!

Ryan Creevey Australia

Ryan (or Creevey as he's affectionately known) is a rising star in Melbourne's photographic scene.

At his heart, Ryan is all about intuition. Anyone can press a button and take a photo, but it takes a specific eye and perceptivity to capture a moment that tells a story and says more than the sum of its parts.

Specialising in food, beverage and still life, Ryan loves applying his unique attention to detail to create iconic imagery. He especially loves a technical challenge, the more technically challenging, the lovelier Ryan is.

All in all, Ryan is precision-driven, thirsty for a challenge and always ready to have a chat.

Scott Grummett London

Scott Grummett is a food photographer and director who loves to make you hungry. Working with mammoth global brands like Lurpak, Marks & Spencer and McDonald’s, Scott and his team are working to create bespoke solutions while delivering real taste appeal. 

Through Covid and various lockdowns in the UK, Scott has been working with brands and agencies across the world remotely, setting up UK production that's covid safe, including on site crew testing to ensure a safe and stress free environment for client and crew alike.

Scott has most recently been creating dark and moody drinks films for Johnnie Walker, sweet Easter treat films for Bailey's and a little bit of epic for Lurpak Lighter. Naturally through lockdown restaurants have suffered, so check out some fresh takeaway options as well as some work supporting Bermondsey Larder (formerly The Dairy Clapham).

Souders Studios Denver

Rick Souders, owner of Souders Studios, is a very well respected food and beverage photographer.  Known around the globe for helping food and beverage clients elevate their brands. Rick is an honors graduate of the Art Center College of Design and has been a part of many award-winning ads and campaigns. 

Rick grew up in the rural high plains of Colorado. He lived in a very creative and inspiring atmosphere. Growing up in a small town allowed him to raise chickens, rabbits, and pheasants. Rick’s passion for food and agriculture runs deep. He appreciates where our food comes from and that has played an important role in his love of food and beverage photography. Today he lives on the Souders Park property in a beautiful environmentally friendly ranch home. 

Rick is truly known an artist in the realm of food photography.  The Souders Team can offer remote art direction if needed, directing, retouching, food styling, beverage styling and propping.  In the Denver area, Rick is known as “the Mile-High Food and Beverage Guy.”

The Souders Studios facilities include a commercial kitchen, two studios, five client lounges, three prop storage areas and is super client friendly. Visit the website, email Rick directly, or call +1 303-384-3128 for more information.

Stephen Hamilton Chicago

Photographer and director Stephen Hamilton is known for his craveable drips, pours and crumbs, expertly capturing food you want to immediately pick up and savour. Flaws certainly aren’t flaws, they are imperfect perfection. 

In a series with up-and-coming food stylists, Stephen focuses on the philosophy of less is more in terms of styling and more is more in terms of exploration. Highlighting the stylists’ cultures, signature dishes and areas of interest Hamilton brings a visual feast to life. 

Hamilton’s studio is based in Chicago, but he brings his vision to clients all over the globe. His versatile facilities offer an integrated, comprehensive and Covid-19 safe approach to any size production. Covering over 11,000 square feet of three studios, the Stephen Hamilton Productions team delivers their client-first full-circle capabilities in the form of still photography, animated stills, cinemagraphs, stop-motion builds, how-to videos, tight and textured “delicious moments” videos and broadcast/commercials.

STUDIO_M Amsterdam

"Hey you! Yeah, you. Any idea when lockdown will be over? Any idea when we can go back to eating out? To basking in the warm glow of good wine and friendly conversation? Any idea at all? We just need our fix, man. Just a tiny little fix…!

In all seriousness, at STUDIO_M we’re serious about social distancing. But as food photographers with a true passion for anything you can stick a fork in (or put in a glass), we can’t wait for things to go back to normal.

Oh well. Taking a break from wistfully staring out the window after work, we’ve made a selection of our recently shot food and drinks and beverages. Curious to see more? Head over to our website and have a gander at the work we did (among others) for Dr Oetker, JDE coffee, Kanzi Apples, takeaway.com and Lattiz.

Has our work tickled your fancy? You’re more than welcome for a coffee and a chat in our Amsterdam-based studio. Or, in these strange times, to just give us a (video-) call!"

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 the images to life with a catchy and modern light.

Tina's work has been featured in many food and lifestyle books and magazines and spans a wide range of editorial and advertising campaigns.

Currently she's working on three new books - Outdoor Kitchen, SwissChesse and Art & Food. When not on assigment, she can be found in stables - where she places flower crowns on animal heads and photographs them.

Tony Harris London

Tony has been shooting food for over 20 years in his studio and on location.

"If you care about food as much as we care about our images, we will make a great team."

Tony started working with B Bagel Bakery Bar in August 2018, when they only had one store. They now have a second branch in London’s Soho, and a lot of their growth can be attributed to their success on Instagram: "We drew 1,000 new followers per month and the world’s highest interaction of any bagel outlet with our images."

"We have been working with Tony for almost two years now, with several ad hoc food photography projects and ongoing food photography support for social media purposes. His and his team's dedication and creativity has become an integral part of our marketing and business development processes with everything related to food photography, and more.” – Yoav, B Bagel Bakery owner.