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Lemon and Rose Doughnuts

I am happy to confirm that our next Food Photography Workshop is on Saturday 23 September 2017, which falls over a long weekend. As before the day is a collaboration with fellow photographer Francois Pistorius and well known stylist, author and market madam Isabella Niehaus. Last year saw the release of the book “Die Storie van ‘n Huis – Fabels en Feeste van La Creuzette” that Francois and I photographed in France. It was through working with Isabella that the…

Terroir

You know when the plate of food is so good that you use your knife to scrape off each bit of deliciousness? And then at one point you give up and use your finger, hoping that no one sees you doing it? But luckily when you look up you are not the only one. It was a bit like that when we had a tasting of the new winter menu at Terroir located on Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch.   Michael Broughton…

*** NEXT WORKSHOP 15 MAY 2016 *** We have had such interest in the Food Photography Workshops that I am pleased to confirm that the next workshop will be on the 27th of September 2015 in collaboration with fellow FoodPhoto photographer Francois Pistorius and well known stylist Isabella Niehaus. Francois and I have just returned from France where we photographed a new cookbook due for release at the end of the year and it was through working with Isabella that…

Beirut

It is 5pm and I am sitting in a modern, trendy coffee shop across the road from the American University of Beirut. It is easy to think that I am anywhere in the world but the noisy, crazy traffic outside and the Arabic language being spoken around me is a definite reminder that I am in Beirut. It is winter and already dark but I am still dressed in shorts. The weather has been fantastic, beautiful days spent in this…

It was such a thrill to attend Marije Vogelzang, the well-known eating designer’s dinner at the Spier Secret Festival. There is rightfully much focus on where our food comes from so it is wonderful to have an opportunity to explore how we eat our food. The dinner was billed as “exploring the ancient cooking method of baking meat and vegetables in clay. In ancient times whole animals were baked in clay on an open fire, and after being removed from the hot coals…

This blog was created for me to photograph food and never to get on any soapbox but I was drawn to respond on Twitter to a post “Food Porn, Instagram & the Desire to (Over)Share”  by my friend Ishay where she was asked some questions for an article in Marie Claire SA and her own subsequent research. It still had me thinking about the subject quite a bit after my initial response and I felt it necessary to elaborate on…

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