Great Food Photos

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Marta Greber

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Late last year, I happened to stumble upon the photo tour of Berlin by Marta Greber on Food & Wine. I was quickly drawn in by her lovely photos and how great it was to remind me of my own trip to Berlin back in 2008. Berlin is an awesome city and I don’t know when I’ll ever get back to it. So in the meantime, I’ll just have to “visit” Berlin through Marta’s photos. Though at the moment she’s exploring Sydney and her photos are making me consider that it’s about time for a trip to Australia.

Marta Greber

Q. Can you tell me what you’re trying to capture when you take your food photos?
A. I am trying to show how great it is to have a nice meal. Everything counts when you have a meal – not only food, which of course it the most important element, but also a plate, a fork, a piece of linen on a table, nicely served good coffee , a vase with the flowers or a small bowls with extras. We eat first with our eyes, and then we taste the food. Preparing a nice looking meal in the morning can make your day awesome.

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Beth Kirby

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It’s hard not to be drawn in by Beth Kirby’s photos. Her command of the light and shadow is amazing. And also the feeling I get from her photos, the mood, the subject, the color…really inspires me. Making the mundane sacred, she writes below, is quite important especially nowadays. We live in a time when we’re constantly plugged in and there are so many things going on in the world. Some times you really need to just do something mundane and put all your heart into it.

Beth Kirby

Q. Can you tell me what you’re trying to capture when you take your food photos?
A. A narrative. A slow, quiet story. An accessible, mundane romance. The opposite of eating in your car. What I mean by all of that is that I’m trying to capture the idea that we can all carve out a space in our lives for tea, baking from scratch, a trip to the market—all the things that don’t just make for more delicious & healthful food but the things that replenish our psychological and spiritual reserves. While we can replenish those in pointedly meditative ways, I believe that by making the mundane sacred, we are constantly nurturing ourselves. That’s what I try to capture when I take a photo be it of a meal or the table it will go on: the sacred in the mundane.

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Kimberley Hasselbrink

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May I get the first image as a GIANT POSTER? It’s just so gorgeous! Going through Kimberley Hasselbrink’s blog gives me a sense of warmth especially right now when NYC is constantly being bombarded with snow storm after snow storm. The splashes of colors, the vibrantness of her images, the light, and the shadow are so well done. Oh…I can’t wait till her book, Vibrant Food: Celebrating the Ingredients, Recipes, and Colors of Each Season, comes out in June.

Be sure to check more of her photos on Instagram.

Kimberley Hasselbrink

Q. Can you tell me what you’re trying to capture when you take your food photos?
A. I pay a lot of attention to colors and textures – they bring images of food to life. I’m obsessed with light. I think about the structure of the ingredients too – kind of like sculpture. I’d love to inspire some kind of hunger or appetite or enthusiasm for the food that I’m shooting. Lately I’ve been enjoying just being present and capturing a moment, or a narrative, which is harder to translate into a tabletop scene. I’m interested in seeing how I can bring that back to the structure and control of the studio work that I do.

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Tara Sgroi

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I became familiar with Tara Sgroi’s work after meeting Camille Becerra at Taste Talks last summer. Honestly I haven’t been feeling too creative lately and haven’t been photographing as much as I want or updating this blog as much as I wanted. But seeing Tara’s beautiful photos and her incredibly awesome 15sec videos on her Instagram feed are really kicking me in the ass to be creative again.

Tara Sgroi

Q. Can you tell me what you’re trying to capture when you take your food photos?
A. I tell stories with my images and videos. My stories are related to food, people, animals, kids and my absolute favorite is when everything mingles together in a mess of a gathering where I can be invisible and capture every aspect of the moment.

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Khue Ly

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Tumblr continues to amaze me with the number of great looking food blogs and it’s super nice to have a dedicated section for food blogs. I’ve been following Khue Ly’s blog for a while now. It’s really not that hard to get lost in her blog. It’s like an endless waterfall of deliciousness floating (or scrolling) in front of your eyes.

Khue Ly

Q. Can you tell me what you’re trying to capture when you take your food photos?
When I’m taking picture of food, I want to re-create the vibe of the scenario around me, and also how appealing and attractive the dish is. Not every food is presented well, but I believe each has their own unique charm that makes people just want snatch and eat it right away. I want to bring that out by my photos.

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Kelly Brisson

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I stumbled onto Kelly Brisson’s work from my friend Molly Yeh couple weeks ago and instantly fell in love with her images. I love the way she captures details like the steam coming from the clams while being cooked on a pan. Also instant bonus plus points for making anchovy butter. Not a lot of people like anchovies but if you do, I can see us being friends right away.

Kelly Brisson

Q. Can you tell me what you’re trying to capture when you take your food photos?
A. I like to create a moment in time with my photos. One that might take you back to sharing a meal with friends/family, or one that might stir a nostalgia in your tummy to experience that moment. I like them to be imperfect and cozy, natural and dark.

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Kim+Phil

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I’m sad to say that I have yet to visit Portland and if you’re a food lover, especially a street food lover, than Portland is your town. Of course there are so many choices which makes it hard to know where to start. Good thing I stumbled upon Behind the Food Carts, a blog by Kim+Phil. They’re dedicating their blog to showcasing, not just the best food carts in Portland but also the people behind the food. So check them out and get hungry!

Kim+Phil

Q. Can you tell me what you’re trying to capture when you take your food photos?
A. We’re going for an authentic look. We want to capture the food the way it is and how it’s presented when someone goes to eat that food. Messy is ok. But we of course love to make people feel hungry and want to jump in a car and go eat that food right away.

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