Now more than ever, shooting food in your home has become a popular photographic genre. However, our fascination with food is nothing new. Artworks in history even dating back to the 15th century show that food was a primary source of inspiration, where painters tried to freeze a point in time in the most realistic perspective. These artworks depicted everything from lavish feasts and banquets to the simplest family meals at a table. The latter often highlighting frugality and poverty in those times.
I have always been a foodie, and love anything to do with food from shopping to prepping, so food photography was a natural progression. Capturing your food
is about making it look delicious and lip-smacking. That being said, you don't need to be a top-end chef with extraordinary plating skills, no, it’s more about seeing the image. Simple ingredients found around the kitchen can make beautiful mouth-watering images. Think of a boiled egg with dripping yolk, melting ice-cream in a scoop, fresh berries with a spritz of water or a fizzy drink/champagne being poured into a glass.