Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards 2017

I’m feeling so proud and very honoured to have been a Finalist in this year’s Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards and to see my work hanging in The Mall Galleries London. I’m delighted to announce that my shot ‘Apple Tart’ took 3rd place in the ‘Apple a day’ category. It was a really fun night and such a great experience! The exhibition is running from today until the 29th April and it’s free, pop in if you can!

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the year Awards 2017 Stacy Grant

 

Non Food Friday – Exploding Scrapbook Box

For the one year anniversary of the day I met my boyfriend I gave him a little book with the reasons why I love him so much on every page. This year for our second anniversary, I made him an Exploding Scrapbook Box, full of photos of us over the last two years. It was a great idea I found on Pinterest, with a tutorial on how to make it, check it out…  http://glitteradventure.blogspot.co.uk/2006/11/exploding-box-class.html

I bought the embossed blue card from Hobbycraft  and was delighted to find a pack of ‘Gorjuss’ scrapbooking craft papers by Suzanne Woolcott  and a date stamper by K&Company SMASH… amazing.  I loved how it turned out, who knows why handmade idea I’ll come up with next year!

Craft Papers Suzanne Woolcott Gorjuss

Making Exploding box

Scrapbook Box

Exploding box

Exploding Scrapbook Box

Scrapbook box

 

FujiFilm Instax 210

Apologies for being a little quiet recently, it’s been my birthday and I do take my birthday celebrations seriously.

One of the best things about birthdays, apart from celebrating with groups friends, is all the lovely gifts!! My favourite gift this year (from my lovely boyfriend) Fujifilm Instax 210… a great feature of this camera is a little clip on lens for self portraits which not only allows you to shoot really close up but has a little mirror so you make sure you’re in frame! LOVE IT!

 

Tears

The photographic word challenge this fortnight was the word tears.  As usual with these challenges, I like to push myself further by always shooting the word as self portrait. With this portrait I wanted to evoke emotion and represent tears without actually showing any.

 

What Katie Ate

On Thursday a cookbook that I have been waiting for, for what feels like forever arrived. I decided to save it until the weekend before sitting down to look though it so I could really enjoy it… it was so worth the wait.

It’s absolutely beautiful. The food styling really inspirational to me, it’s very true and natural, nothing ever feels over styled and there’s usually lots of salt and herbs scattered messily on and about the dish, which is a huge trend in food photography at the moment. I love the props she uses and the prop styling, lovely old vintage used looking plates, ultensils, fabrics napkins and surfaces. The book itself is also designed by Katie, who worked at a graphic designer before moving into food photography and that’s gorgeous too. All the pages are unique with lots of sticky tape and stitching, textured paper backgrounds and old typewriter and other fun fonts, with makes it feel a little like a homemade recipe book complete with cooking stains.

I’m really happy to have it as part of my cookbook collection.