It all started for me as a kid shooting awkwardly posed Polaroids of my family in our wicker peacock chair. For extra propping I would run around grabbing all the plants in my house and then artfully arrange them around the subject. Even my interest in food (playing with, not eating) started young. My sister and I used to style our food at the dinner table competing with one another for whose looked most like a magazine cover. As a teenager, I worked in a poorly ventilated darkroom, wrist deep in chemicals, my head full of dreams; by night I transformed suburban housewives and their daughters into pageant queens at the (not so) Glamour Shots studio in the local mall. After college I ventured out West and began assisting two photographers who taught me how to make oil rigs look sexy, and CEO’s look natural. Then, as Calgary boomed I decided to bust and come home to Toronto when I got the chance to pursue my interest in food photography. While assisting on food sets I not only found my dream job of getting to snack on food all day (yup, the food is real on a food shoot) but, I learned how to compose and light food so it looks just as mouthwatering on the page as in the studio. These days, whether I’m shooting a head shot or head cheese, my approach is to make people look natural, and food to look like you want to eat it.
2018 - PDN Taste - Food Photography Award.
2017 - Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Award - Food Photography.
2016 - Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Award - Food Photography.