What a difference a year can make. A year ago I was freelancing but feeling trapped, I had given up fashion creatively, but I was still shooting for the same fashion clients that I had been working with since I was in school. I was cooking at home and knew I wanted to be a food photographer, but was clueless on how to approach the field. A year later and I feel like I am really running my own business, shooting restaurant spaces and food, hating days off because I would rather be working. Taking that leap to leave my old situation and commit 100% to my future plan really was the best thing I could have done. The work I have been doing recently has been such a joy and the added bonus of being able to eat the wonderful food afterwards combines my two favourite things, photographing and eating.
In related news, after a long search I have found a literary agent in New York for my cook book, so we are hoping to find a publisher soon. My Aunt, who is an amazing writer, has written a beautiful piece on the cookbook written by my mother and I. Please do have a read.
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
A weekend away.
I have a few weekends away planned soon and put together a little collection of essentials. With the weather becoming brighter and sunnier, my new sunglasses are coming with me. However, the temperature hasn't quite caught up, so my wool black Zara coat and H&M jumpers are an obvious choice. An old pair of jeans and new H&M side bag, faux leather, fits my camera perfectly as well as a couple of other bits such as the Matt & Nat wallet that keeps popping up in my blog, including my kindle and stone coloured note book. I have also recently purchased some black and white loafers from H&M and of course my trusty black scarf, which is so soft and great for as a wrap when travelling.
Monday, 20 April 2015
Towards the end of last year I shot a small event on the top floor of The Gherkin, City of London. The view at sunset was so beautiful, I thought I would share some of the images.
The new desk arrangement.
I bought my first iMac at the beginning of 2007, so it was about time I upgraded. The one whom I have nicknamed ‘Monster’, takes over the majority of my desk, but I am looking forward to customising it and making it my own since I plan to spend a great many hours retouching on it.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Last month I had the pleasure of shooting beautiful sea food restaurant ‘Rex & Mariano’ in Soho, London. I shot their menu within the restaurant, on lovely marble tables. For me it was my favourite shoot out of everything I have been doing lately and I am in love with the final images, as they came out exactly how I wanted them, clean and really focused on the food - hence the large post.