February 2012, I completed photography on the New Zealand Gluten free cookbook , published by Penguin books. The recipes were produced by gluten free chef Jimmy Boswell with assistance from Penny Oliver, who stepped in to complete the book when Jimmy had an unfortunate accident.
The food was photographed in natural light to preserve the appearance of the natural colour and texture. Styling by Athena Sommerfeld, was kept simple and uncluttered so the attention stayed on the food, the look and lighting consistency was maintained despite having to deal with changing locations and weather
The challenge , as always , is to keep the food looking appealing and interesting, keeping it fresh while in front of the camera.
The range of food was quite extensive , from baked products to meat and pasta dishes. It didn’t necessarily follow that angle and lighting on one dish would work for the next.