I believe food is our access point to community at a deeply social and spiritual level. Nothing compares to sharing that bite of food together. That is why I love my work in health and nutrition, exploring what drives people to do what they do and why they make certain lifestyle choices. And why I love my job as a food photographer, helping brands and restaurants grow their digital presence and showing everyone what they have to offer.
During periods of living abroad I worked on farms and collaborated with chefs. As a result, I ended up spending a lot of time in the kitchen myself, cooking for (yoga) retreats and other events, creating colorful and nutritious meals. Besides taste, I am intrigued by the way that food can heal.
I am an optimist, an eager and passionate lifelong learner, who is talented in connecting with and educating others through visuals, texts and presentations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Camera: Canon 6D Mark II
Lens: 50mm f / 1.8L, 24 ~ 70mm f / 2.8L
Post-production: Lightroom / Photoshop
I am not a vegetarian, but most of the time I do eat plant-based! It’s more sustainable, you consume more vegetables and it feels way lighter for digestion.
Also I often find that vegetarian and vegan dishes are more creative, because people get really creative with tasty protein substitutes and seasoning a variety of vegetables to make a cohesive, complete meal. I love it!
No doubt: Sweet potato.
You can steam it, cook it, bake it, mash it! You can eat it as a snack with PB on top. It makes good sweet potato fries or a healthy, sweet substitute in brownies and cookies.
Nope! I am a self-taught photographer. I studied Health Sciences, because of my interest in Nutrition and Health, my passion for food was always there.
But while studying, I discovered that I missed the creative part of me. I have always taken pictures and videos of food, as I cook daily for friends and family. That’s how I rolled into food photography!
I learned everything watching YouTube tutorials, learning from other photographers and a lot of practice in the ‘real world’. Just do it!