Chicago: Brian Wetzstein advertising photographers

Brian Wetzstein is a food and beverage photographer specialising in both advertising and editorial assignments. Based in Chicago, USA, he is fully equipped to travel anywhere in the world for an assignment.

Previously he has shot food and product images for companies including McDonald's, Quaker, Bunn, Pil and Weeks Publishing. Brian likes to vary the focus of each shot he takes in order to create styled and imaginative work. 

Brian runs his own studio in Chicago's South Loop, where he surrounds himself with assistants, stylists and designers. His studio includes a new refurbished kitchen, designed with a food stylist's needs in mind, including two touch screen monitors to view what's in camera from the kitchen.

London: Chris Alack food & drink photographers

Chris Alack has specialised in food photography for the past 15 years. His own great passion for food is reflected in his pictures.

His clients include national newspapers and magazines, major UK supermarkets, book publishers and design groups.

Chris is based in West London.

London: Diana Miller food & drink photographers

Diana Miller began her career in photography in the 1980's. Working from her studio in Holland Park, London, she has been commissioned to shoot stylish food photography for advertising, packaging, books and PR.

Diana's clients include Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Tesco, McDonalds, Carte D'Or, Ryland Peters & Small, Quadrille and many more. Her photography has featured in many publications including The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Homes & Gardens, House & Garden and Gardens Illustrated.

When at her country home in the Cotswolds Diana enjoys photographing the nature and animals around her, and her work was recently featured in Pet Heaven: The Animal Accessory Bible.

Munich: Dörre Fotodesign advertising photographers

Hermann Dörre is based in Munich, Germany. Specialising in food and stills photography, he is a member of the BFF (Bund Freischaffender Foto-Designer) association.

He converted to digital photography in 1998. Working from his studio, he currently uses Sinar camera systems and Broncolor lighting.

His studio also features in-house retouching and post-production facilities.

Hermann's work has won many awards, including his 2007 food calendar for the Huber Group, specialists in offset printing inks.

London: Duncan Loughrey advertising photographers

Duncan Loughrey is a well-established food, drink and still life photographer, with over 20 years' experience.

He regularly works in London and from his spacious studio in Bedfordshire - half an hour's journey from the City of London by train.

Visit Duncan's website for more images and information.

London: Frank Adam

Frank Adam is a well-established London-based food photographer.

This year Frank has continued to work with a wide variety of Editorial, Packaging and Advertising clients.

London: Hilary Moore food & drink photographers

Hilary Moore, the renowned food photographer for design groups and advertising agencies, is now represented by The Angela Woods Agency in London. In this Spotlight Hilary shows off her stunning new portfolio.

Hilary's clients include Birds Eye, Burger King, Peroni, Heinz, Amoy, Burtons, Butlers, Asda, Bel, Dolmio, Robinsons. She also works globally with design groups and agencies.

To see Hilary's latest work, visit her website or the Angela Woods Agency website.

London: Jonathan Pollock food & drink photographers

Jonathan Pollock has enjoyed a busy summer, working with new and established food and drink photography clients. His summer's work will be used for packaging, PR, advertising, editorial and trade.

For more examples of Jonathan's work visit his website.

Barcelona: Jose Maria Roca

Josep Maria Roca specialises in food, advertising and people photography. He operates from the centre of Barcelona, where his studio and digital retouching department are located.

He has won awards for photography and for advertising graphics at festivals including: Cannes, London, New York, FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique), Lux, Laus and Best Pack.

Josep's clients include Ben & Jerry's, Danone, Nescafe, Eat Out, Rana, Frigo, Cola Cao, Borges, Camy, Chupa Chups, Pans & Company, Codorniu and Gallina Blanca.

Sydney: mushenko advertising photographers

Christian Mushenko has been photographing since 1988. In this time he has worked for global brands, and with direct and agency clients in the UK, the US, Asia and Australia.

He currently works out of a converted warehouse in Sydney, Australia. The studio includes plenty of daylight, state-of-the-art 39 mega-pixel digital capture, full kitchen facilities, commercial refrigeration, and a pool.

Christian's distinctive style is alive and vibrant, displaying an eye for beauty and humanity coupled with a wealth of experience. Christian has received several awards, including: 2009 Adfest Gold Lotus Award in the Outdoor / Poster category with DDB Sydney, Cannes Lion 08 Bronze Lion with DDB Sydney, People's Choice winner in Australian 2007 Head On Alternative Portrait Competition and Honour of Distinction in the 2006 International Colour Awards.

Clients Christian has worked with include:

Apple, American Express, Bacardi Lion, The BBC, BOSE, Elizabeth Arden, Foster's, GlaxoSmithKline, Gloria Jeans, Goodman Fielders, Hilton Hotels, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald's, Nestle, QANTAS, Sanitarium, Virgin, Vodafone and Wrigley.

London: Myles New

Myles New spent some time shooting in different locations around the world before settling down in London to pursue his two passions: food and photography.

Recent clients include BBC OliveMagazine, BBC Good Food Magazine, Jamie Magazine, Jamie's ItalianRestaurants, Marks and Spencer (both packaging and magazine work), Country Homes and Interiors, Waitrose Food Illustrated and Bonne Maman. Myles has also very recently completed the Billingsgate Fish Market Cookbook - due out this winter.

Equally comfortable on location or in the studio, Myles's creative use of both day and artificial light add breadth, variety and a deft touch to his portfolio, and produce mouth watering images.

London: Paul Webster food & drink photographers

For this Spotlight, Paul Webster presents some new recipes from chefgo.com. He also shoots for Waitrose, Ken Hom, BB's, Delice De France, Hardy's Wine, and many more.

A new range of Paul's images are now on his website, and his landscape work can be seen here.

Buenos Aires: Sebastián Israelit advertising photographers

Sebastián Israelit has an immense passion for food photography. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sebastián works out of his 170 m2 professionally equipped studio. The studio is an ideal location for all kinds of food shoots, and he collaborates with many leading food stylists here.

Sebastián has been shooting for renowned clients for over 15 years in both the local and international markets. His clients include Cinzano, Gray Goose, JWT, Nike, Jumbo, Kraft Foods, Danone and Quickfood.

 Being based in Argentina, Sebastián is able to take advantage of the highly competitive pricing that makes the country an attractive option for international companies when deciding where to undertake a production.

London: Shootingfood

Shootingfood is a well-established, dedicated digital food photography studio with full kitchen facilities and an extensive prop store.

Clients of Shootingfood include Kenwood, Asda, Somerfield, Bottlegreen Drinks, Cow & Gate, The Co-operative and Procook.

Based in Cheltenham, UK, Shootingfood's photographer Richard Meadows has over 15 years' experience, and works alongside top food stylists in a client-friendly, relaxed environment, to achieve the shots his clients want.

London: Simon Pask

UK-based food and drinks photographer Simon Pask is an established pro with 20 years of experience.

His studio is based in central London but throughout his career Simon has worked extensively across the world, completing photographic assignments in areas as varied as fashion and beauty, lifestyle and portraiture, working with models, public figures and celebrities.

Simon now concentrates his energy on his passion for food and beverages. With food photography now his core specialisation, this involves studio and location shoots for advertising, packaging, publishing, editorial and reportage assignments.

London: Simon Smith Photography advertising photographers

Simon Smith is an established food, drink and still life photographer with over 20 years experience.

He works from his exceptional studio in west London, which features two studio spaces both with full kitchens, extensive fridge and freezer capacity and a large collection of props and backgrounds.

Simon shoots high-end digital capture with Sinar backs and offers post production services including retouching, CMYK conversion and calibrated proof prints.

He undertakes advertising, editorial, packaging and PR commissions for a wide range of clients, including Heinz, Hellmann's, KFC, McDonald's, McVitie's, Nestle, Tate & Lyle and Tesco.

Sao Paulo: Stela Morato advertising photographers

With a degree in architecture from the Universidade de São Paulo, Stela Morato's proximity to photography comes from four generations of Italian-Brazilian filmmakers. Her passion for gastronomy was born in her Tuscan grandparents' kitchen and fed by constant trips to open markets in search of the perfect ingredients.

Specialised in studio photography and cinema lighting, Stela has worked with large and medium scale productions, leading her to fund her own studio in 1985. The installations were built with cooking facilities in mind.

When she is not taking photos, she coordinates production of food for advertising films and writes about gastronomy and travel for a range of magazines. Kids and animals are a favourite subject of her work.  

Clients include: Nestle, Nissin Ajinomoto, Pão de Açucar, McDonald's, Perdigão and Mistral.

London: Steve Payne

Steve Payne Photographic Studios has over 20 years experience in the food and drink sectors, working for all major brands with advertising and design agencies. Based in north London, the company is easily accessible and has fully equipped studio space to meet the needs of any food specialist photographic studio: with two full time photographers, together with a team of home economists, prop stylists, model makers and set builders, it has all the necessary skills to carry out award-winning photographic projects.

Quality and creativity is central to the business as it strives to build long-term working relationships with all its clients. The objective is to provide customers with a creative photographic service which meets and often exceeds their marketing objectives and expectations. To this end, the company endeavours to produce work that is creatively acclaimed but also commercially effective, and as a result works closely with clients and to their budgets to achieve maximum results and ensures all work carried out is cost effective.

Recent projects include work for Tesco, Northern Foods, Leerdammer, and Marine Harvest, to name but a few.

London: Tim Hill food & drink photographers

Tim and Zoe Hill have just returned to their London studio from Tuscany.

It seems that for Tim and Zoe the Chicken definitely came before the egg, as they are currently shooting duck eggs on bread, and their last job before going away was a barbecue chicken shoot for an Egyptian client.

Other current projects include supplying images for the Chelsea Pensioner's new cookbook.

London: Tony Briscoe

Tony Briscoe is a food and lifestyle photographer. Predominantly Tony works from his Central London studio; however he has recently completed a variety of location shoots, including one on the beach in Sussex for Weight Watcher's magazine.

Recently Tony has completed shooting former World Cup England rugby star Matt Dawson's first cook book, entitled Matt Dawson. Fresh. Simple. Tasty. Matt Dawson was also the winner of the BBC's Celebrity Master Chef programme, and in his first book, on sale from October, he brings to life his passion and love of food.

Tony's extensive client list includes: Weight Watchers, Waitrose Food Illustrated, Holland andBarrett, TheCo-Operative, BirdsEye, Bernard Matthews, Anchor, AuntBessie's, RiverPublishing, New Holland Publishers, Simonand Schuster, Tatler, EagleMoss Publications, Pilgrims Choice and Dr.Oetker Onken.