When I am asked to shoot curry I worry a little, sometime the curry itself lacks colour and texture, especially if it’s a Korma. Luckily the curry I had to work with was a Tikka Masala. Working with only the quantity of meat and veg in the dish we lift them up to bring them to surface to add definition and to help make to food easily recognisable. Propping curries is one of my favourite food styling jobs, adding to breads, crunching popadoms, squeezing limes and sprinkling herbs and spices about. Beautiful shot, I’m so happy with the ways these turned out.
I’m going to try and start posting a little more behind the scenes because when people see my set and then the shot on my screen they really love seeing the difference between the reality and the final shot. So here’s a fish shot I’ve been working on, the brief was to have an outside setting so I aimed for a beach feel.
I’ve been working on a Halal meat shoot and needed to come up with some ideas on how to present chicken legs and a whole chicken. I knew immediately which board/surface I wanted to use – it’s one that chef had made for me out of an old pallet and I wanted to show the chicken in the pans they have been cooked in. I’m really pleased with the way the shots turned out and have added them straight into my portfolio.
The wines festival has kicked off in store, here are my favourites shots from the shoot. In particular, I love the propping for the Whiskey shot, originally I wanted to prop with dominoes but we didn’t have any in our props room, so I went with a chess set which luckily had a bridge board and dice inside.