Pub grub

A shoot for a pub chain – I love the improvement in pub food over recent years. The food for this shoot was simple, unfussy and just plain good!

Eggy pancakes for breakfast

I find that when I have these pancakes for breakfast I don’t feel hungry again for hours. They seem to be a good ratio of protein and fat to carbs and prevent any draining insulin spikes!   Breakfast Pancakes (Swedish Plättar) for one 1 large free-range egg 1 dl (100 ml) Dove’s gluten free (or…

Shooting for Toby Carvery

A regular client is Toby Carvery – these shoots are very demanding and challenging as the requirements are so critical. There’s a tremendous amount that needs to be shown – a lot of individual elements have to be incorporated into a single image that still looks irresistible and shows the quality of the food. We…

I have had a busy year of shooting

I haven’t really posted anything here in the last year. Out of the blue at the end of October 2013 my wonderful husband, Andro had a completely unexpected heart attack and died on November 3rd. I had no idea just how hard rebuilding my life would be and I still have a very long way…

Photographing Alexandra Hollywood

I had a really enjoyable job yesterday photographing the lovely Alexandra Hollywood and her recipes for Tesco chocolate. The light was pretty bad yesterday, but with fast lenses, high ISOs and my studio with its beautiful even light, it was possible to shoot all day using only available light.  All was greatly helped by a…

In the zone – shooting Scandi food

I had a job I feel really at home with last week – shooting for the lovely Bronte Aurell of the Scandinavian Kitchen. And I got to take home a lot of delicious goodies afterwards. We shot a lot of open sandwiches (smörgåsar) – something that hasn’t really entered the British culture despite our love of…

Shooting for Christmas

A lot of my summer is spent photographing for Christmas, usually when the studio is at its hottest, and the cooking of turkeys raises the temperature even further. Shooting for Toby Carvery, with JWT means there are a lot if people in the studio all with a stake in making the photograph work for their…

Hebridean paella

I’m just back from 10 days in the Hebrides, first for a beautiful wedding on Tiree, and then on to Gigha and Arran, doing research for Andro’s next book. I love the Scottish islands not least for the wonderful fish and shellfish available there. This is a magnificent paella made by our host on Tiree….

Another nice job to shoot yesterday

Shooting in my studio yesterday for a pub chain, such a close hot day but the windows were open and it felt calm and airy, and the very flat daylight was great for photography.