Creative Director, Photographer, and Food Stylist, Hein van Tonder is a native South African with a combination of local, continental and global creative experience.

He was awarded Highly Commended in the global Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition in 2020 and 2019 having won the Food Bloggers category in 2017. This was the 7th time van Tonder has been a finalist in this world-respected food photography competition. In December 2019 he won Food Photographer of the Year in the Admired in Africa awards.

His popular blog and Instagram account Heinstirred feature inspiring, easy to make at home recipes and delicious food photography images.

His work includes photography and videography, recipe development, cooking in the kitchen and global tasting of all things food, lifestyle and interiors, always contributing to and featuring his work across popular magazines, blogs, websites and social media accounts for clients across the globe.

His career transition to the creative world has been very recent having packed in a career as an accountant with a calculator for a camera to realise his passion and skill as a Director of Photography.

Contact Details

Represented by SCOUT Production

Image licensing & distribution by Stockfood Image Professionals

Click thumbnails to view galleries :

  • Nespresso (Global)
  • Blue Ribbon Squares & Bread (Premier Foods)
  • Aldi (Germany)
  • Quaker Oats (UK)
  • One and Only Cape Town
  • Lindt
  • Food and Home Entertaining
  • Burda Media (Germany)
  • House and Leisure Magazine
  • Uber Eats
  • Spinneys (UAE)
  • Santa Maria AB (Sweden)
  • Lanzerac Wine Estate
  • Kunjani Wines
  • AMC Cookware
  • Stork Bake
  • Majeka House
  • La Petit Ferme
  • Cara Saven Wall Design
  • Pink Lady® Apples
  • Sunday Times Food Weekly
  • Taste Magazine
  • Robertson’s Spices
  • Tintswalo Atlantic
  • Elle Decoration
  • NB Publishers
  • Nobu Cape Town
  • Vondeling Wine Estate
  • The Kove Collection
  • The Grand Cafe
  • Manley Communications
  • Spill Communications
  • Checkers


  • Huffington Post USA, Canada and UK
  • Condé Nast Traveller Magazine
  • Delicious Australia
  • Elle Decor
  • House & Leisure
  • food52.com
  • food24.com
  • Buzzfeed
  • The Kitchn
  • brit.co
  • feedfeed.info


Photography & Lightroom training for individuals and groups. Contact me for forthcoming courses, or to schedule tailored training sessions.


Nikon D850 and Nikon D750, Various Nikkor lenses, Profoto D2 Mono Lights
Purchasing and Usage:
    • The majority of photographs and recipes are for sale at StockFood.
    • This blog and its content is the property of Hein van Tonder of heinstirred.com and may not be reproduced in any form whatsoever without prior permission from the owner or subject to sale via StockFood.

Contact Details :

TEL +27 (0) 836622101
EMAIL hein@heinstirred.com
TWITTER @heinstirred
INSTAGRAM @heinstirred
FACEBOOK heinstirred

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