Project Description


Food photography should say a lot more than just “this is a plate of food”.
It should capture the time, effort and passion that has gone into that particular dish,
the ambience of the restaurant and the personality of the chef.

Making the mouth water and the stomach rumble is the perfect reaction. The ideal food photograph should not only look good, it should make you hungry to eat it. We can create the right image that will make people not only want to eat what you are serving but want to be part of the experience too.

Whilst we are based in Lancashire and Cumbria, our food photography has taken us to London, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Scotland, Wales and even abroad, such as Texas and Alabama.

Are you wondering how restaurant owners and managers use food photography to promote their business?

Food Photography for Macdonald Hotels

There’s a number of hotels I photograph food for, the Macdonald Tickled Trout is one of them. This was part of a number of images for an advertising campaign, photographed within their recently refurbished restaurant.

Food Photography in Preston

This image was part of an advertising portfolio for Simon Dunn Chocolatier in Preston. My technique for food photography has been developed over a number of decades, and the technique has also developed as equipment has advanced. I have to say, the launch of the Lencarta Atoms made a lot of the usual challenges I face with food photography just evaporate.

Food Photography in Preston

Of all the subjects I photograph, I tend to find food photography more demanding than most. The chef wants it to convey everything he’s put into the preparation, along with detail and texture. The ambience of the restaurant has to register too, with a feeling the food belongs in that particular setting.

Food Photography in Lancashire and the North West

Following on from the event catering I covered with Fusion Outdoors, Russell asked me to photograph both the restaurant (Fusion Room, Preston) and also his food. After a meal at his restaurant, and spending time with Russell, how could I say no to such a likeable guy? Besides, the way the food is presented is such a feast for the eyes, it would undoubtedly be a real pleasure to work with him.

Fusion Outdoors

I was asked to cover the launch of an event catering company by the name of Fusion Outdoors. Sounds nice, I thought. Location catering for events and yadda yadda yadda, met them all before and all pretty much samey blah blah blah. oops! I was then told this company was actually a new venture for an established high class restaurant in Preston, the Fusion Room on Friargate. Hmmmm, now that titbit of information turned my perception of the company on it’s head. I hadn’t met a company like this before and it was hardly going to be samey.