I recently shot a campaign for Old El Paso. They are redesigning their website and they wanted to create a different feel to their photography. They were after something quite loose and relaxed so when their customers look at the recipe and images, they feel it is achievable. I shot 10 recipes over 2 days- It was so much fun! I also did the prop styling for this shoot, which was new to me. They obviously wanted to keep a Mexican feeling throughout the images, and I feel we achieved this. Here are a selection of the images from the shoot- One of my favourite dishes- Smokey BBQ Chicken Fajitas Another classic Mexican dish- Vegetarian Quesadilla Cheesy Baked Enchiladas Spicy Beef Burritos Chicken Salad The new One Pan rice dish Fish Tacos These images will appear on the recipe section on the new Old El Paso website. I have already seen the images pop up on their Facebook page! A massive thank you has to go to the team for an amazing shoot- Agi, Eduardo, Lottie, Caroline, Vicky, and Amelia. Great team work guys!
To be honest I’m not normally a massive fan of the hairy bikers cookery programmes, but this one totally changed the way I felt about them. The programme was first aired in 2011. It was a really good ‘feel good’ show about them creating meals that could be delivered to the elderly in a small village. I think a lot of us don’t really think about the elderly unless we have elderly grand parents or parents ourself. It was a real eye opener to how vulnerable and alone the elderly can be. It brought a tear to my eye! I’m really lucky as both of my grandparents are 77 and still very capable of looking after themselves and cooking meals. In fact they are never in as they always have some social event to attend! I really hope I’m like them when I’m older- they are very inspirational to me! Anyway, back to the programme… The whole enterprise ‘Meals on Wheels’ was run by volunteers. It’s amazing how many good people are out there who want to give a couple of hours time to people who really appreciate it. It’s quite shocking how the elderly featured in the programme, really […]
This week saw the return of Jamie Oliver to our screens, with his new show ‘Jamie’s money saving meals’ on Monday’s at 8pm (Channel 4). He has done so much in his time. In this series he is trying to help people on the breadline eat fresh and quality food. This week we saw Jamie cooking a beef brisket for Sunday lunch. He then showed us how to use the left over meat the create simple and quick recipes. I actually quite enjoyed the show. It was quite interesting seeing how far a piece of beef could stretch. The only downside for me would be portion control- I’m rubbish at this!!! If its there, I want to eat it which defeats the point of the show. The only negatives I would say is I don’t like the aesthetics of the show. I know Jamie is famous for his gritty, raw edge in the food industry but it was a little too gritty for my liking. I wouldn’t want to cook in there! Also, some of the camera angles made me feel a bit sick! It was all a little too quick and the typography moving in and out of shot didn’t […]
I recently did a test shoot with food stylist Lottie Covell. We decided to conquer the full English breakfast- I think every portfolio need one of these 🙂 We also photographed a slightly different take on a summer salad- I decided to photograph this salad on a black slate to make it slightly different and so it stood out.