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!

Shooting for Toby Carvery involves a lot of MEAT!

We always seem to do these big meat shoots when the weather is good and the studio gets very hot as both stoves are in use to roast the meat. And then there is a definite bonus when at the end of the day we divide up beautiful gammon and beef etc to feed us…

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.  

Shooting on location in a pub…

Much better than my last location shoot in a pub when we had a three hour power cut and some impossible food, this went very smoothly. (It was beautifully organised) and apart from a minor equipment failure was a great day.

Fish pie

Everyone loves fish pie – the ultimate comfort food. I shot this last month as part of a job for a large pub chain, commissioned by JWT, so although I can’t give you this exact recipe, I can tell you it was jolly good! Here however is the recipe for my own fish pie so…

Shooting for supermarket packaging

Was busy last week shooting lots of images for packaging for ASDA ¬†supermarket’s own brands. It’s not quite my usual style – it’s sharper and a bit brighter – it has to work printed quite small on a plastic pack where the printing may not be wonderful so it’s no place for subtlety. Nevertheless I…

Rum cocktails

Had a really nice job last week with lovely people – and delicious rum!¬† I’ve rarely drunk rum since the days when Bacardi and coke seemed the most sophisticated drink in the world, preferring a very dry vodka martini or a scotch and soda if I felt like drinking spirits, but having recognised my gluten…