Inspired by David Hockney’s photo collages, I wanted to take a similar approach and apply it to my world, food photography. This series was quite fun to shoot, and a bit of a challenge to pull together in the end, but I’m pleased with the results. I’ve always been attracted to photographing the most simple food. It’s just more relatable, more honest, more real. So this breakfast series is the simplest of the simple breakfasts: egg, toast, and grapefruit.
Here are a few selects from a recent project I shot for Canada's 100 Best Magazine.
I haven't done much restaurant location shooting in a while so it felt good to get back to my roots and where it all began for me.
Toronto Eats, the follow up to Amy Rosen’s Toronto Cooks is out now.
Shooting this project was like speed dating 50 of Toronto's best chefs - big thanks to them for making this beast of a project come to life. Stay tuned this week for some of my favorite shots from the book.
It’s always an honour to have your work featured amongst your peers in one of the photography annuals.
Here is some work of mine that was selected as a winner in the Communication Arts 2017 Photo Annual and the 2017 Applied Arts Photography Awards.
You can see the rest of the winners at the following links:
Communication Arts Winner
PC Black Label Recipe Photography - Advertising
CMYK 2 - Self-Promotion
The Bobbette and Belle Cookbook - Books
Botany 2 - Self Promotion
PC Black Label Action Photography - Advertising
2017 Applied Arts Photography Awards Winners
The Bobbette & Belle Cookbook - Complete Book
CMYK 3 - Conceptual
Last year I got back to wandering with my camera - shooting nothing in particular, just always bringing the camera with me and capturing whatever catches my eye. Often it was light casting a certain tone, transforming a setting or scene i’ve passed many times before. Other times it’s just a feeling or sensation that’s hard to express.
Jennifer Bain's Toronto Star Cookbook hits the shelves this week. We shot this project in studio last April. It's funny how you kind of forget about the work for a while and then it comes back to life with the release of the book a year later.
With recipes ranging from Brazilian fish stew, to bimbimpbap to beef kaftas to grilled cheese sandwiches, this cookbook is definitely the most eclectic selection of recipes i've ever shot.
The Toronto Star Cookbook includes recipes from the province's chefs, farmers, home cooks, food writers, store owners and many others. Inside are recipes from more than two dozen cultures, reflecting the province's rich multicultural food scene, as well as many Canadian classics. Jennifer selected and personally tested every one of the book's recipes, most of which have been featured in the Star since she took over the food beat in 2000. Also included are 25 READERS' CHOICE recipes, chosen by Star readers as their favourites of all time.
Prop Styling: Madeleine Johari Food Styling: Noah Witenoff
Publisher: Appetite by Random House