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Category Archives: Food photography

Happy Chinese New Year! Or more appropriately, xīn nián kuài lè! On my last post I introduced part 1 of a Chinese New Year photoshoot I worked on with Krissy as a personal project.  It featured a roast duck being prepared for a small new year feast.  The scene was stark and quiet, a mood I’m increasingly […]

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Madness always ensued on the week leading up to Chinese New Year in my mother’s household. It’s as if someone accidentally flipped a switch for all hell to break loose.  The floors had to be scrubbed spotless, no dust were allowed to form in any corner of the rooms, clutter was banished and the amount of shopping that had […]

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Food and travel photography has grown from a passive interest of mine to undeniable passion to a full time job in the last two and a half years.  Within this time span I attended five photography related workshops, mostly food-related, most of which were held at the Food Blogger Connect (FBC) annual conferences in London.  And in each […]

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There were 9 of us, from various parts of Europe, who convened in idyllic Shaftesbury this past Saturday for Marte Marie Forsberg’s food photography workshop. Over hot chocolate and pastries in Marie’s charming English cottage, with the fireplace ablaze and slippers on, she delved into the elements of visual story telling, branding and portfolio building. […]

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