I spent the first twenty years of my career in publishing, working as a designer and art director for a small independent publisher, focussed on creating high-end food and drink books. It gave me the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people working in food and food publishing, from world-renowned chefs such as Tom Kerridge, Jason Atherton, Claire Clark and Philip Howard, to some of the most well-respected and talented food writers around. I’ve worked with some great global food brands, from MasterChef to Marmite, and with some of the best food photographers in the business, including David Loftus and Jean Cazals. I love every aspect of creating a book, from design and typography to directing photo shoots and briefing stylists, but I also have a very thorough understanding of print and production, and of commissioning and editorial work, too.
Since setting up my own company, I have also been working as a food photographer and a teacher of photography via my phone photography and Instagram workshops, which have been running for almost five years. I have taken this workshop all across the country and abroad to Ireland and France, to share skills with small, medium and large business owners and budding amateur photographers of every description. I have delivered training to restaurant and hotel groups, to PR companies and for businesses as diverse as National Geographic, Time Out and the food board of Ireland, Bord Bia.
My photography work has been commissioned by a number of national restaurants, hotel groups and food businesses. My first book as photographer (and also designer), Tapas Y Copas, was published towards the end of 2021 with the team behind the Bar 44 group of restaurants, with two future book commissions in the pipeline for 2022.
Do drop me a line if you would like to enquire about design, art direction, photography or photography training for your business.