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.

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

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 …