A few months ago I was asked to photograph the recipes for Vini & Bal's, a foodie start up who secured investment from Piers Linney through Dragons' Den. Together with food stylist Benjamina Ebuehi I created this beautiful series with Vini and Bal's delicious curry sauces. Yum!
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You can never have too much maple syrup on your crumpet, right? All jokes aside, I had a go at a, for me, new technique: creating a cinemagraph. Cinemagraphs are basically still image with a minor moving detail within them, often repetitive. I took a crumpet, poured maple syrup on it, filmed it and took it to photoshop for the final edit. I still have heaps to learn, but I'm pretty stoked with my first go at it.
Below the end result, what do you think?
And yes, afterwards I basically had to squeeze some of the maple syrup out of the crumpet like squeezing a sponge, and then.. I ate it, of course.
The year 2016 has definitely been a big year for me, for my work and in my personal life (guess who got married?!). The personal highlights I'll have to put in another blog post, otherwise you'll be reading for hours, because it includes travels to Japan, Turkey and Australia! So more on that later.
I guess it's a bit of a must for a food photographer, but I've always had a crush on food. I literally find joy in everything that has to do with eating, produce, working on farms, cooking. I don't even mind washing up a little bit, but I do prefer the dishwasher. So over the years I've been steadily working on expanding my work featuring this passion, working with some great chefs and restaurants, including shooting images for Marco Pierre White's restaurants Marco Grill and Frankies Diner mid 2016.
With that said, can you imagine my excitement and joy when I got approached to photograph the food stills during a video shoot for President Cheese UK? Over the moon, and as we say in Dutch, I jumped a hole in the air. Doesn't sound as good in English, but it illustrates the situation.
So without any further delay, please enjoy the images I shot for President Cheese down below here, and keep an eye out for the ad on tv featuring these lovely products.
And if you excuse me now, I must go and eat some cheese.
/ Food stills photography: Veerle Evens
/ Food styling: Lucy Ruth Hathaway