In this post, we introduce 30 of the most inspirational and talented food photographers from all around the world. Get ready for gorgeous portfolios, filled with pure deliciousness, interesting details, and creative food photography ideas.
1. Karim Hesham
Karim is the owner of a famous Dubai Food Photographer Website
In 2008 Karim Hesham moved to Dubai, bringing his creativity and passion to his long-term love of food photography and hotels photography. His creative and passionate vision has been paramount in many successful advertising campaigns and also given him the opportunity to photograph for some of the top luxury hotels in the Dubai and global food chains.
Karim Hesham began working in graphic design at the tender age of 17, which has contributed to his unique approach and well-rounded skill-set with regards to producing outstanding and memorable advertising campaigns.
2. Skyler Burt
Skyler teaches a lot of food photography settings and techniques on his youtube channel. Skyler’s photos are poetic and dramatic, capturing moments of joy.
3. Alena Haurylik
From Belarus, but currently based in Philadelphia, Alena is a talented food photographer. She has more than 5 years of experience with food photography and styling. Her food photography captures amazing natural details of food.
4. Christina Greve
Christina Greve often captures food photography in a dark background setting. Her photos have shallow depths of field and unsaturated colors. If you look at her pictures, they might seem cold at a first glance, but they bring comfort and inspire warm hearty memories.
5. Caroline from Sugarberrry
Caroline is a 23 years old student who started sharing her food photos and got thousands of followers on social media. She is focused on plant-based recipes and smoothie bowls. However, her unique food photography style makes her a must-follow inspiration for visual compositions. In Caroline’s work, you will find color palette combinations with natural elements!
6. David Munns
David’s photos tell stories, inspire your imagination, and make you hungry. You will see images from dramatic food preparation to half-eaten meals. David has already worked with many famous brands, like Nutella and culinary magazines.
7. Rachel from Two Loves Studio
Bright, colorful and joyful that’s how one might describe Rachel’s food photography. Start checking her Instagram profile and you will be craving a piece of caramelized pecan pie in no time! Rachel also gives online workshops and share her knowledge of food photography.
8. Jennifer Pallian
Jennifer is a Vancouver based professional food photographer. She owns a recipe blog and shares her food stories with the world. Her work has already been featured in many cooking magazines, websites, and TV channels. Jennifer’s photos showcase her passion for cooking and capture inspiring moments of the culinary art.
9. Lauren Caris
From Switzerland, Lauren is a young and talented food photographer. She owns a website where she teaches tips and techniques of professional food photography. Lauren gives advice from shooting on manual mode to food styling and editing. Open her portfolio to discover food photography with a lot of movement, bright colors, and deliciousness!
10. Aimee Twigger
Aime is a professional food photographer who cares a lot about food styling. Looking at her pictures is like diving into the unknown corners of food photography. While exploring the dark food photography style, she brings lots of movements and actions to her images. Aimee is a published author, blogger, food photographer and traveler. Based in the United Kingdom, Aime has already won contests and conducts food photography workshops locally.
11. Carey Nershi
Carey started a food photography blog some years ago and worked with many areas of food photography from food styling to professional food photography, and recipe development.
12. Kayley McCabe
Kayley is a professional food photographer, recipe developer, and a food stylist. Her background in cooking makes her photos appetizing and full of stories. Deeply exploring the moments of preparation and serving! Her work has shadows, crumbles, powders, hands, spoons, and dramatic movements.
13. Lee Mandy
Lee explores dark food photos with dramatic shadows. Lee’s work goes beyond the regular style of a professional food photographer. She explores the relationship between food and eating in an original manner.
14. Zaira Zarotti
Based in Venice, Italy, Zaira explores the dark food photography style, including top views with interesting background elements. Zaira makes food styling with many small elements and details, like crumbles and melted chocolate.
15. Francesco Tonelli
Francesco is a chef as well as a food photographer. He knows how to apply different styles of food photography to his photography compositions. His portfolio is full of bright and colorful photos as well as dark images.
16. Mowie Kay
Mowie is a food and lifestyle photographer with thousands of followers on Instagram. He likes to explore the details and textures of the dishes. From sweet to savory foods, he seems to be addicted to marble and gray backdrops which is his signature style.
17. Alan de Herrera
Alan has more than 10 years of experience as a professional food photographer. He owns a studio and leads a team of other creative food professionals in Los Angeles. Alan has already shot cookbooks, made projects for famous brands and traveled to many countries to experience different cusine.
18. Laura Muthesius
Laura works with her partner Nora to create sentimental and deep photos. Nora makes the food styling and Laura is the food photographer. They are based in Berlin and started their journey with a personal blog to help people with food intolerances. Now, their food photos go far beyond this first purpose. Laura and Nora produce high-quality images to many brands and inspire a million followers.
19. Ashley Marti
Ashley is a food stylist and a recipe developer. She loves cooking and has already worked with many famous food brands. Ashley is based in Portland, Oregon and she also writes about food. Her food photography is consistent, bright, full of energy and inspired by the natural colors of homemade recipes.
20. William Hondokusumo
William is a professional food photographer based in INdonesia. He has won many prizes in international food photography contests, like the Pink Lady Food Photography Award in 2014.
William Hondokusumo on the web: Instagram
21. Naomi Robinson
Naomi is the owner of a food blog and has already produced amazing photos for cookbooks (checkout herown book Bake’s Royale Cookbook). In her blog, she tells her motivations and talks about how taking a risk in food photography has been really important to her progress. You can see the joy and inspiration in her work!
22. Radhika Penagonda
From Bengaluru, India, Radhika has years of professional experience in finances. She has made a career in software development. However, her passion for food guided her to start a recipe blog. Her photos are unique and are full of Indian culinary inspiration.
23. Christina Leopold
Christina started a journey with veganism in 2015. Then, she decided to launch a blog with natural recipes. So, she could share her passion and lifestyle with the world! Now she works as a recipe developer, food stylist, and food photographer. Her food photography showcase the beauty and delights of all-natural vegan foods.
24. Laura Jakubka
Laura is a food photographer from Bavaria in Germany. Her food photography explores the colors and textures of natural foods. Her work is a great inspiration if you are looking for ideas on composition and color palette. She uses lots of wooden backdrops and neutral props.
25. Leila from @leilalikes
Leila is a visual storyteller from Vancouver. She works mostly with travel and food photography, creating stunning images with personality. You can see how the storytelling background reflects in her food photos. There is movement, shadows, actions, and intensity in every pixel.
26. Michael from Michaeloyu
Michael is the founder of a community with the goal to connect people through food, the Palate Connect Community. This community helps to make the bridge between clients and influencers of the food industry.
27. Dennis from “The Prescott”
Dennis cooks, photograph and write food-related content. He is the food photographer behind EAT DELICIOUS Cookbook (highly recommended). His food photography is complete in the most literal sense of the word, full of food in the frame. Dennis works with the abundance concept and produces stunning images that is sure to make you hungry!
28. David Loftus
David has worked with many chefs, including Rachel Khoo, Gennaro Contaldo, Elizabeth David and April Bloomfield. He takes food photographs for advertisement clients and editorial pictures. David shoots mostly with natural light. By doing so, he aims to capture the true spirit of food. He has an amazing portfolio which has won him many awards and several best-sellers photography books!
29. Lucy Litman
Lucy is a digital marketer, photographer, and food stylist. She definitely loves food and storytelling through digital media. Her food photos do not follow the crowd. Lucy’s work shows connections between food, colors and many design elements in a truely unique way.
30. Joann Pai
Joann is a travel and food photographer, based in Paris, France. She has won many prizes and has already been published on The New York Times, Fou de Patisserie, Saveur magazine, Gourmet Traveller (AUS) and many more.