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.

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

Food photography stories

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

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 …