Food photography

Food photography

Working alongside fellow creatives in the food industry is a special delight. A commercial food photographer not only has to capture the exquisite nature of the dish but also portray the character of the chef and often the restaurant atmosphere as part of the full story.

Jonathan’s massive respect and understanding for the food industry, aids his ability to capture the essence in a photograph. Applying his wide skill range, he is able to deliver pictures that exceed your expectations.

A great deal of insight into the professional culinary world has come through Jonathan’s wife, Deborah, a Cordon Bleu trained chef who’s built her career working for some of the top chefs in the UK.

  • Robin Gill. Service on the pass
  • Applewood smoked eel, Sussex sweet corn, cobnuts The Dairy
  • London Japanese Restaurant, Tsunami
  • Customers at Paradise Garage, London
  • Vegetarian Cookies & Panna Cotta
  • Chicken oyster, crispy skin, wild mushrooms, burnt kale
  • Whisk, Eggs & Chocolate with Wilde Orchard
  • Pasta Salad published by The Vegetarian Society
  • London restaurant The Dairy, Clapham
  • Blackberry and nectarine tart
  • Desserts in a Glass
  • Crisp and fresh summer salad
  • Pasta Salad & Bacon, Maple and Whisky Brussel Sprouts
  • Onion Goat Cheese Tart with Truffle Honey
  • Figs
  • Rhubarb Schnapps & Blood Orange Gin
  • Dining At The Dairy, Clapham, London
  • Potato Salad & Focaccia
  • Desserts by chef Kira Ghidoni of London Restaurant, The Manor
  • Private Dining at Paradise Garage, London
  • Fire Roasted Vegetables
  • London Restaurant Yama Momo
  • The Paradise Team
  • Grilled Sirloin Steak with Whisky Sauce & Kidney Bean Burger
  • The Tartines
  • The Delicatessen and The Dairy, Clapham, London
  • Heritage tomatoes from Chef Robin Gill at The Dairy
  • Barbecuing with the Big Green Egg at Paradise Garage, London
  • Spectacular “Lady Hamilton” pollock, wasabi butter, sea spinach, cucumber.
  • Barbecuing at Robin Gill’s Paradise Garage
  • Fresh peas, garden mint, celery at The Dairy
  • The bar of Japanese Restaurant, Yama Momo, London
  • Roasted Vegetable Soup & Potato Chowder with Wild Salmon
  • Desserts at London Restaurant, The Manor
  • Blueberry Crumble Bars and Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Asparagus tips
  • Kira Ghidoni at her Dessert Bar, The Manor
  • Discussions on the pass
  • Tomato Imposter & Bowl of Fresh Strawberries
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies & Tomato Mozzarella Tart
  • Bowl of strawberries
  • Mains at London Restaurant, Paradise Garage
  • Rooftop beeswax custard, Earl Grey, peach
  • Robin Gill & Simon Woodrow, Paradise Garage, London
  • Paradise Garage, Bethnal Green, London
  • Croque Madame
  • Robin Gill and The Dairy team
  • Dessert at The Dairy by Chef Robin Gill
  • Kung Pow Chicken & Baked Pasta Shells
  • Wilde Orchard’s Home Made Granola
  • Fresh curd, radish, herbs at The Dairy
  • Super Smoothie
  • Robin Gill, Dean Parker & Dan Joines of London Restaurant, The Manor
  • Kira Ghidoni, Head Pastry Chef at Paradise Garage, London
  • Rose Garlic
  • Gnocchi and Butternut Squash
  • Grilled sweetcorn, hempseed and savoury
  • Puff pastry, creme pat tart with red and golden raspberries
  • Wilde Orchard’s nectarine, rosemary and frangipane tart
  • Chocolate Salted Caramel Celebration

Food photography stories

Each of the photos below will take you to the story behind the picture… I hope you enjoy them

5 Reasons why you must always use a tripod for food photography

You must always use a tripod in your food photography, here’s 5 reasons why Hang on JT!! Just a minute.. Didn’t you write a post about how you should never use a tripod in food photography? Yep, I did. Here lies the paradox of creativity. Learn “the rules” then break’em. Not like I’m telling you this is all gospel and the rules, not one bit. You do whatever works for you …

5 Reasons where and why you should never use a tripod for food photography

Where and why, you should never use a tripod for your food photography Hey, hey, hey!!! JT’s getting controversial.. I’d even go as far as to say feisty.. Not really, just something that came to mind after I tripped over my tripod the other day, took evasive action to avoid knocking the whole rig flying, and narrowly missed face planting in the prop shelving. Welcome back to my blog. Have …

My Canon Radio 580 EXii flash for food photography

How to achieve Canon radio 580 EXii flash for food photography Good morning folks. Today I’m sharing with you how I’ve come to have Canon Radio 580 EXii flashes. I’m often asked what I use for lighting in my food photography. The first lights I bought were 4 Canon 580 EXii. If I’m honest, I didn’t really understand them but I felt I needed them. There was a lot of …

Using your body in food photography

How using your body helps in the creative process Hi everyone. I recently read Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. You need to read this great little book. There’s a part of the book that struck a cord for me at that moment. Here’s how that relates to me and using your body in the creative process. Let me begin by saying I don’t feel like a pure artist. I actually feel a little uncomfortable with …