There are a great many specialist food photographers out there who do a fantastic job of capturing plated-up food on camera and making it look as mouth-watering on screen as it is in real life. There are also an increasing number of food bloggers who make their living from creating recipes, and many of them know their way around a DSLR camera pretty well.
The market is saturated with people taking great pictures of food, but at Mark Lord Photography we’re much more interested in capturing the journey that the ingredients have been on before they reach the plate, as well as the people behind the food.
We work closely with local artisans and gastro pubs in rural Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas, capturing the skills, love, and attention to detail that go into growing, farming, fishing, butchering, cooking, and baking the finest artisanal foods. By heading into the field to capture candid shots of vegetables being harvested, animals being tended to, and fish being caught, we can show the full journey and not just the end product.
If you have an interest in food photography but want to take your interest further, field to plate photography is ideal. Not only do you have the opportunity to photograph the end product, you also get to capture the journey that the food has taken from field to plate. Part of the process involves meeting the people (and animals) behind the food, and chronicling their story as well as the story of the food.