The Art of Food Photography

As a food photographer, I’m very lucky to be here at this time. Or is it serendipity? I like to think the latter. It seems this is a golden time for all things food. We are seeing some of the best cooking ever, some of the most talented chefs, some of the most creative restaurants and have wonderful and inspiring ingredients at our fingertips. And luckily for me and my world of food photography, we are seeing some of the best imagery and film as well. Gone are the days of the jaundiced, contrived photos of food of yesteryear. Great …

INTERVIEW with Sharon Grossman – Producer of Piccallo Ltd

What gave you inspiration to start Piccallo? Piccallo Ltd was created as we spotted a gap in the market for a creative agency to offer a one stop service for the food brands. With our experience and resources this gives our clients the opportunity to keep everything under one roof instead of using several different agencies handling different aspects of their projects. We felt that continuity was important for our clients. One of the members of our creative team has extensive knowledge of the industry and has not only worked in the production side they also know what the different …

Photographing the Culture of Food

In my view, food photography goes beyond shooting culinary masterpieces carefully orchestrated on stylised sets. Over the past few years the imagery trend has evolved into a more edgy, reportage style, ‘Culture of Food’ – if you will, a crossroads where portraiture, travel & food photography meet. They are all inextricably linked – the places and flavours inspire the people and the people create the dishes – whether they are chefs or cooks or keen diners. Therefore, the photography should reflect this. Foodie travel is booming and with it the visual trends are having to deliver that experience. The viewer …

Fantastically Fabulous Food Photography from Picture Snapping Perfectionists, Piccallo

Fantastically Fabulous Food Photography from Picture Snapping Perfectionists, Piccallo Welcome to Piccallo, home to fantabulous food photography. Our mission is to capture the scent, taste and textures of your food in eye-catching, evocative photographs. Through the perfect blend of sumptuous styling, perfectly positioned props, inspirational illumination and of course your fantastic food, we can create images so appealing you can almost taste them. Sliding Scale of Support Whether you want to get hands on with the photo shoot, or stand back as an avid observer, Piccallo can match their support to your needs. Some of our clients play an active …

Tantalizing Yuletide Truffles

Tantalizing Yuletide Truffles Makes 40 truffles Time to make:15 mins Setting time: 3 hours Ingredients: 300ml Double Cream 300g Good Dark Chocolate 1 knob of butter Zest of one small orange A Decent Splash Brandy Pinch of Salt Zest of Nutmeg Topping: For the luxury truffle effect I topped mine with some dark cocoa powder and powdered almonds (blitzed after toasting). You can use a variation, from ginger powder mixed with cocoa for a kick, cinnamon for fragrance, nuts of all descriptions for the traditionalists, or perhaps freeze dried blitzed raspberries for the fruity types! You’re going to need: Saucepan …