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 could cook and “foreign muck” was prohibited in our house, especially garlic! Meat was always burnt to a crisp – I knew I had to leave home in order to survive!
In the 1990’s I traveled – living in Spain, the United States and 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, working in a restaurant is stressful and if I’d continued I would have lost my joy for cooking. Gastronomy for my own amusement, or even catering parties and functions, is far more agreeable and relaxing, than cooking à la carte.
Since completing a degree in Video, Multimedia and Sound at Bristol School of Art, Media and Design (UWE) in 2000, I’ve been shooting and editing corporate video. In the final year of my degree, I set up a web TV channel called Mad Dog TV – 6 years before the advent of YouTube! During the last twelve years I’ve been photographing my dinner, so now it’s Food Photographer…
Pecat de gola Déu el perdona – God pardons the sin of gluttony (Catalan proverb).