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.

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

Food photography stories

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

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 …

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 …