I learnt how to make and toss a pancake on my first evening at Cub Scouts age 7 (quite fitting, I was born late at night, on Mardi Gras). Not long after that, the Cubs taught me how to cook roast lamb and vegetables. Neither of my parents can cook and “foreign muck” was prohibited in our house. Meat was always burnt to a crisp – I knew I had to leave home in order to survive!
In the 1980’s I was a fashion photographer, working for clients such as Next and the Telegraph Magazine.
In the 1990’s I traveled – living in Spain, the United States and then France. I could always cook, but I became intensely interested in food when I lived in Barcelona and the film Tampopo struck a particular chord – especially the raw egg scene.
Thinking that I’d like to open a restaurant one day, I worked as a chef for a year, however, for me, working in a restaurant was stressful and if I’d continued I would have lost the joy of cooking. Cuisine for my own amusement, or even catering parties and functions, is far more agreeable and relaxing, than cooking à la carte.
After completing a degree in Video, Multimedia and Sound (Bristol, 2000), I’ve been shooting and editing corporate video for the last twenty years. During the last ten years I’ve been photographing my dinner, so now, Food Photographer…
Pecat de gola Déu el perdona – God pardons the sins of the thoat (Catalan proverb).