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New work for John Lewis

We had a beautiful taste of the British Summer in May, with temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees. Something I could really get used to! That is also when I had the pleasure of photographing beautiful Gardening Society Rooftop for John Lewis. If only every summer evening could look like this!

John Lewis Gardening Society Rooftop

John Lewis Gardening Society Rooftop

Client: John Lewis
Photographer: Veerle Evens
Stylist: Yvonne Achato
Agent: Stripe Communications

Vini & Bal's Food Photography

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! 

Published: Africa Rising by Gestalten

That's it, my work is published in a book! And not just a book, it's Africa Rising by Gestalten, a long time favourite publisher of mine. I've been buying their books for the last 10 years, so it's an absolute honour to say the least to have my own work printed in one of their masterpieces.

The next step is to photograph an entire book. Bring it on! 

 
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The Cinemagraph: How to never run out of maple syrup.

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. 

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The photographer and the cheese: New work for President Cheese UK

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

New work for Marco Pierre White

Recently I had the opportunity to shoot for two of Marco Pierre White's restaurants in Stamford Bridge; Marco Grill and Frankie's Diner. Both serving utterly delicious, but oh so different food!

Frankie's Diner is exactly what the name indicates. A proper diner style food hub filled with all the staple menu items you'd expect in a great American Diner; Hot Dogs (did I already mention one of them has Mac & Cheese on it? it's my fave), pulled pork, Oreo Sundae, you name it. I had the honour of capturing their newest menu additions, the Hot Dogs. Or Haute Dogs might be a better name. 

Marco Grill is where you go for a classic mindblowing steak. Just have a look at that tomahawk. That porterhouse. And then there is chocolate fudge with salted caramel icecream to finish your grand meal.

I'll let the images do the talking.

/ Food photography : Veerle Evens 
   Food styling: Fork and Dram

Elle Decoration Thailand Publication

I'm pretty humbled by this publication in Elle Decoration Thailand's December 2015 issue. Elle Decoration has always been a magazine that I would draw inspiration from, starting in my younger years even before studying at the academy. It feel surreal to have them publish my work, now I can hopefully return some of that inspiration to others! 

Mimicry Childhood - Photography by Veerle Evens

Mimicry Childhood - Photography by Veerle Evens