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.

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

Food photography stories

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

Restaurant photography: Action shots in the kitchen

Capturing action shots in restaurant photography One of my favourite parts of restaurant photography is capturing some of the kitchen action, especially when the chefs are at full steam. The kitchen is where some glorious moments live. It’s the engine room of the restaurant, where magical, culinary alchemy takes place. There are some things you should know before taking on this challenging environment. A busy restaurant kitchen can be an …

The Lastolite Ezybox Octa

Beautiful light comes in octagonal form with the Lastolite Ezybox Octa Hi gang, I want to share with you my recent discovery for creating beautiful light, anywhere you like, with the Lastolite Ezybox Octa. I’ve been able to create very pleasing light with my Lastolite gear for some time now. Although I wouldn’t say it was perfect every time. It’s true, I don’t always remember if a shot was natural …

12 tales from behind the lens #12 “The Oxford Blue”

Final day of 12 tales from behind the lens with The Oxford Blue Pub Hi folks, so here we are at the end of my 12 quick snippets of 2016. What a way to close off 2016 than with 3 days of shooting at The Oxford Blue Pub in Old Windsor. I’ll be writing in more depth about The Oxford Blue but I couldn’t leave it out of my 12 …

12 tales from behind the lens #9- Lastolite

Day 9 of tales from behind the lens when Lastolite came to visit After my buddy Brian Worley photographed the entire new line of Lastolite photographic kit, they were wanting to show their equipment used in food photography. Brian very kindly introduced the Lastolite  guys and girls to Mrs T  and myself, to be a great food photography solution for them. We set a date and opened up Thompson Towers …