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I am able to create photographic content and recipes from my home studio in Cape Town. I have access to props accumulated over the years and I am able to style and shoot on my own with images sent for remote approval. If a preferred stylist is required, we are able to create a safe space to practice the necessary precautions to keep ourselves safe and healthy. We have obtained the necessary certification from the CIPC to work during Level 4.
Photographer, Videographer and Food Stylist, Hein van Tonder is a native South African with a combination of local, continental and global creative experiences.
In December 2019 he won Food Photographer of the Year in the Admired in Africa awards. 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.
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.
Represented by Bird On A Wire Artist Management
Image licensing managed by Stockfood Image Professionals
Click thumbnails to view galleries :
- Nespresso South Africa
- Blue Ribbon Squares & Bread (Premier Foods)
- Aldi (Germany)
- Quaker Oats (UK)
- One and Only Cape Town
- Lindt (South Africa)
- Food and Home Entertaining
- Burda Media (Germany)
- House and Leisure Magazine
- Uber Eats
- Spinneys (UAE)
- Caro de Waal /Eat Design
- Lanzerac Wine Estate
- 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
- The Kove Collection
- The Grand Cafe
- Manley Communications
- Spill Communications
- Huffington Post USA, Canada and UK
- Condé Nast Traveller Magazine
- Delicious Australia
- Elle Decor
- House & Leisure
- The Kitchn
Winner Food Photographer of the Year 2019 – Admired in Africa Awards
Finalist Pink Lady®Food Photographer of the Year (various categories) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
Short List Pink Lady®Food Photographer of the Year (various categories) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Category Runner Up 2016 Njord Sustainable Food Photo Competition
Finalist and Runner Up, Food & Wine Category, African Blogger Awards 2015
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.