still life - luxury candles

This week's blog features creative still life and packshot photography for London-based lifestyle brand, The Bird Box, producers of handmade, beautiful, sustainably sourced, candles; all lovingly made using pure essential oils.

Still life product photography featuring luxury candle products from the bird box. Feathers surround products with large shadows. Product photography from chis howlett photography captured in London studio

The Bird Box have a simple ethos which is to make products that not only smell great, but that also have real therapeutic benefits and I was commissioned to provide images to be used for web banners and social media platforms, featuring the complete range of candles. 

product photography candles on black gloss with gold ribbon and grey feathers. Still life photography from London creative photographer Chris Howlett 
product packshot photographer from London candles with roses and lavender ingredients and products

In keeping with this theme, the images would need to be simple, yet eye-catching - plain white background for the packshots.  For the creative pieces,  I used minimal props to maintain the clean feel, but still add some visual interest - feathers and ribbons and even splashes of colour.

creative advertising website banner photography created by still life product photographer from London Chris Howlett. 7 unique natural candles placed on bright colour gloss background

If your brand or product is in need of product photography get in contact

The essence of food photography

This week, I team up again with food stylist, Lauren Becker, to shoot on location for new vegan start-up, Essence Cuisine.  Based in Old Street, Essence encapsulates industrialist design and wholesomeness both in its interior design and food.  The food and drink shots we created have been styled and produced to balance these cornerstones of 'Shoreditch Chic'.

Creative still life food photography. A plate of strawberries with vegan cream photographed in London restaurant by product photographer chris howlett 

Shooting on location often requires you to think on your feet, as a lot of factors are outside the control you can normally exercise in your own studio.  In pretty much everything, from surfaces and lighting to backgrounds, you have to be prepared be inspired by your surroundings and incorporate the environment into the overall design.

Still life food and drink photographer. A salad with fork, location photography industrial style restaurant in London. Howlett Photography

We complemented the minimalist interior stainless steel surfaces with sharp lines and angles - evident in Lauren's styling choice, and emphasised by combining soft and hard lighting - to create a graduated shadow effect coupled with geometric artistry against the brushed metal surface.

Graphic industrial style product photography with food. Vegetables lay on brushed metal surface. Creative still life London photographer Chris Howlett

The bright colours of the natural ingredients added points of visual interest, eliciting warmth in an otherwise industrial space.

Avocado, starter dish photographed at restaurant location in London, Still life food photographer chris howlett

Get in contact to see how we can design and produce a brief, tailor-made for you, where and whenever suits you:

Your restaurant.  On location.  My studio. 

beauty product photography

Shooting cosmetics constitutes an important part of my studio photography. This week's blog includes a set of creative and packshot cosmetic photographs for London based beauty brand Sister & Co. Their cosmetic products are designed to heal and nourish the body on the outside as well as the inside.

Beauty still life product photography from London creative photographer Chris Howlett. Cosmetic products on white clean background with floating self provide dynamic advertising style photography

I was commissioned to created a few creative still life collection shots to be used on their homepage and also for promotional material. These product shots were created by combining strong lighting , which creates bold shadows , with slightly softer lighting for the products. The final shots look clean, fresh and dynamic , which reflects the natural feel of the products and brand.

Luxury Cosmetic product pack shot photography from London. Collection of natural beauty products on marble and concrete, modern unique and creative still life photographer Chris Howlett

The client also requested a set of unique product pack shots covering the entire cosmetic range  . These provide creative synergy  with the group shots . The brief was to create a set of premium individual style shots that could  be replicated whenever new products arrived.  Below are a few examples.

Cosmetic packshot beauty products with bold shadows from London creative still life photographer Chris Howlett
Beauty cosmetic body scrub on creative still life background product photographer from London Howlett photography
London packshot photographer creates unique luxury product photography for cosmetic, raw coconut cream on marble
Beauty almond bath soak on creative still life background, London product photographer chris howlett 

Do you need high quality packshot photography for a new product range?  Perhaps your current beauty or cosmetic photography needs updating with fresh and contemporary still life shots.  Don't hesitate to contact us. I  can create a high end luxury style that's bespoke to suit your products and brand. I look forward to hearing from you and discussing your photography requirements in greater detail.

 Check out my other blog posts or my portfolio.

London product packshot & e-commerce fashion

This week's blog features e-commerce fashion with models and product packshot photography. Luxury fashion brand, The Silk Tie Company, produce an amazing array of silk ties & formal shirts and I provided a full service, covering all aspects of the product e-commerce photography - from still life shots to on-model fashion shots. Check out a few of the examples in the galleries below.

The perfectly balanced soft lighting was instrumental to highlighting the natural sheen found in the silk threads of the products. Using a neutral grey background for the model shots helped to enhance the vibrance of the shirts and ties.

Working with a good team is vital in creating high end photography with multiple styles of images and I have an amazing network of stylists, models and that all collaborate to make each shoot a success.

If you require high quality studio photography to match your luxury products then get in contact to discuss your requirements, i would be happy to talk you though your project.

 

still life home lifestyle & cosmetics

This week i have a some new creative still life product photography created for London independent sneaker store Footpatrol, stocking footware from famous and lesser-known brands, clothes and accessories. The photographic breif was clear and focused around premium luxury high black gloss backgrounds and shots with cloudy sky background. Below are a few example shots created on the day.

still life cosmetics shot on gloss luxury surface, product photography at its best form London product photographer based in croydon  chris howlett photography

I was asked to create still life photography featuring a new product range, a collaboration with Tokyo based fragrance label retaW and included 3 main products. The results look great and eye catching and required a certian amount of techincall precision as all the products were black and were to be shot on a black high gloss background. 

Individual product packshot of candle product shot in a premium luxury creative still life style from product photographer chris howlett
Still life cosmetic packshot photographer based in London and south of UK creating high end product and creative photography for cosmetics and other luxury goods

Comprised of three items - fragrance tag, sneaker liquid and a fragrance candle. Versatility was key during the design process for the fragrance tag. The tag can be hung anywhere - bedroom/vehicle/wardrobe etc. Staying true to their roots, Footpatrol have also added sneaker liquid to the collection which will aid eliminating odours from your footwear. The final piece in the collection, the candle is carefully crafted from a blend of fragrance oils designed to infuse your surroundings with the most captivating scents. The Footpatrol for retaW NIMBUS* collection was designed for sneaker-heads looking for lifestyle products that steer away from the norm.

Still life cosmetics captured in south London packshot studio by product photographer chris howlett - cosmetics in the sky 

For this project there was a clear brief which was really helpful in creating the final shots in time and within budget. I usually work with both design/ad agencies and also individual business owners and in this case it was a bit of both. Its important to have a brief before starting the shoot and usually i take a collaborative approach either working with stylists, art directors and clients. Sometimes i come up with the ideas however for this project the breif was already created for me.

If you have an idea, either fully fledged or just an initial concept and your looking for a creative still life photographer to bring your ideas to life then get in contact and we can create something brilliant and unique to your brand and product.

creative cosmetic packshots

Checkout some of the lovely ingredients used in this latest series of product packshot photography created for Tamese&Jackson, a new brand of halal-certified, wholesome (tayyib) personal care products ethically produced in the United Kingdom.

fresh ingredients photographed as a macro closeup highlighting details and textures used in the cosmetic product packshots, still life photography 

The wonderfully fresh ingredients add an additional level of interest to the cosmetic products, utilising the colours and beautiful textures found only in the real and fresh produce. Below are a few examples where the ingredients were used to help create each packshot. 

Cosmetic packshot photography with fresh ingredients including orchid and papaya fruit. Still life product photography for cosmetic beauty products.

The packshots were produced as a series of e-commerce style shots for the online store. The  techniques behind the lighting style - being evenly spread across both sides of the products - provides an easily replicated formula for shooting multiples of product sets over one session. Quality and speed are perfect matched for a this series of sleek cosmetic product packshots. 

Product packshot of cosmetics captured on white with reflection, high quality still life packshot photography from London

If you're in need of high quality product packshot photography or perhaps more creative, advertising style still life photography then check out a few more of images in my portfolio pages or my latest blog.  Or feel free to get in touch

creative jewellery photography

A large proportion of my client base require creative still life jewellery photography. I've recently been shooting on different locations in London, creating small bespoke creative sets in which jewellery is artfully placed. Below are a few recent examples - you can see more of the collection on the Ruifier website and on their Instagram feed.

jewellery earring studs on bright colour creative still life London jewellery photographer
still life creative jewellery photographer, necklace and rings create a graphic design with bold shadows. london photographer 

I enjoy collaborating with jewellery brands, creating and taking inspiration from their own unique style and adding a bit of artistic license.  Sometimes the ideas are based around the products themselves; in other cases, a theme or particular event is used as inspiration.

Most of the photography for this collection was shot on mini-sets created using blocks and coloured paper.  The stunning final images combine simple materials, a good imagination, clever lighting and professional retouch. 

colourful and unique and creative jewellery photography from London based product photographer
3 colours with jewellery. Rings on pillars creative set build photography in London
bracelets and necklace make up this creative jewellery photograph by London still life photographer
beautiful unique soft jewellery ring and necklace still life composition

If you're looking for jewellery photography from one of London's leading jewellery photographers you've come to right place. Whether you have a new premium piece that will shine in my creative images, or need creative photography to help launch a new product range, get in contact and we can share ideas

hompage banner shot for London jewellery company Ruifier, colourful unique bracelets in a creative still life shot with paper

Still Life Photographer - London Cosmetics - Creative Gold Makeup.

This week's blog showcases still life photography for an interesting new cosmetic brand, Asia. Their Pure Gold range, consisting of face mask, toner and scrub, contain real gold flakes which sparkled luxuriously under the studio lights.

creative still life photography of liquid gold cosmetics created by London product photographer howlett photography

The creative still life image above was created by mixing gold paint to the perfect viscosity and capturing the liquid splash at just the right momment at high speed. As you can imagine this type of shot takes a few attempts to get just the right amount of splash and ripple! Technical lighting, a little bit of patience and touch magical post production made this shot a success.

High quality product pack shot of cosmetics. Facial mask with gold flakes on white reflective background. Premium product photography form still life photographer chris howlett
Product packshot on white as a cutout with reflection. Group of cosmetic products shot in London product photography studio 

If your launching a new cosmetic product range or need updated product photography for your products then get in contact for a quote or just to discuss your ideas.

creative Still Life Cosmetic Packshots

Latest product photography for a new cosmetics range, Tropika, producing beauty products, message oils and creams containing only natural products - free from chemicals and made with natural ingredients.  The brief was to create a set of images on a white background using the ingredients as props, creating a luxury feel that reflects the fresh, bright and clean nature of the products.

Product packshot of beauty products on a white background, ingredients placed around the cosmetic products with strong bold shadows, A London creative lifestyle photographer

The product photography was created using a mixture of strong, hard lighting and soft fill for the shadows, both overhead and tabletop. When photographing white products on white background it's important to get the mixture and combination just right. Considered styling with carefully placed props, combined with balanced lighting, gives a fresh clean look.

still life creative packshot with beauty products on white clean background taken in London studio
creative still life of beauty product ingredients for instagram 
creative still life cosmectics product shot for social media
tabletop luxury product photography. cosmetics with ingredeints shot on a white reflective luxury surface, London product packshot photography

I also created a series of images for social media; on left are a few shots used on Instagram and other social media sites.

If you need high quality product shots and photography tailored to your brand, product or message then get in contact and we can create a brief together

product packshot photography & lifstyle

Creating advertising and packshot photography for a new product range is a regular request; this week's blog features web and lifestyle images for new revolutionary shower head, The Orb Spa.  Its unique and innovative design made it easy to highlight its capabilities in different lifestyle scenarios.

product packshot photography London, a still life set of 3 shower head products, high end luxury reflective metallic finish, the pack shots on white background created in London studio
Lifestyle packshot photography, a model in shower with product in bathroom setting, Advertising lifestyle product packshot

One of the major features of the shower head is its ability to create an even spray of water, so the final descriptive shot on the right, with the water flow against a black background, was captured at high speed, taken in-studio. 

The first set of images are examples of high end packshots, taken at various angles - detailing the removable mid-section along with the luxurious metallic finish.

The lifestyle shots were created at a London photography house. These were just simple images shot with a model in a bathroom setting, showing the shower head in full use.

advertising product packshot, shower head against dark background with high speed capturing water in flow. Creative still life from London photographer

If you're launching a new product or are perhaps a new start up business and in need of high quality product photography then get in touch -  I love working with new clients and have special rates for new start-ups, drop me a line to discuss your project. 

Food photography Luxury Chocolates

This week's still life product photography blog focuses on sumptuous luxury chocolates. Working with Saint Amyes, a newly established brand was exciting and in this case also very tasty.  With a similar ethos to myself and a creative collaborative approach we created some great food photography in the south London studio.

Product photography, food packshots, creative product photography. still life photography of unique chocolates bars on creative background..  

"With a mission to make every moment beautiful, we create enchanting artisan chocolates that are almost too beautiful to eat. Hand painted with 23ct gold, enriched with opulent colour and inspired by artistic greats, Saint Aymes handmade chocolates stand alone as structures of art for those who appreciate iconic beauty." 

Creative food packshot photography, still life photography - individual chocolate pieces on luxury background product photography in London

It was important that I captured the artisan chocolates in the right way, creating a premium high key look to the still life food photography. The props and background added to the opulent and luxurious style; the decorated gold leaf and colourful ingredients make them look too good to eat....well, almost!

creative product photography food still life chocolates on pink table shot in London studio
mixed chocolate on creative background, still life product photographer London

creative jewellery photography - valentines collection

This weeks blog features creative jewellery photography for a well know London jewellery company, offering stunning collections of handmade fine and designer jewellery. The peices i photographed included intricate charms and luxuary earings, demanding high quality jewelery photography. The style and colour palette are based around the final design brief and the shoot was created around for a valentines theme. 

Jewellery photographer London. This creative still life jewellery collection was photographed for London based jewellery company. Featuring small and intricate charms and earring photographed in high detail, packshots and product photography from Howlett photography
behind the scences of still life jewellery photographer chris howlett. CReating product photography for london jewellery company

I was pleased to collaborate with the design team in the creative process and the final images look bold, graphic and eye catching. The style and colour palette are based around a valentines theme with the final design in a variety of options. I also had to consider where copy & text would be placed but working closely in collaboration made the process easy and enjoyable. 

If you have and vague idea or an exact brief on the type of jewellery photography you require get in touch  

Jewellery photography London, creative jewellery collection with bold graphic design of charms and earrings. Product photography and advertising photographer chris howlett

Advertising food photography - London resturants

I was approached to complete some advertising food photography for new south London restaurant Fancy Funkin Chicken in Brixton. The restaurant serves delicious free range chicken including burgers, cocktails and drinks. The brief was to capture a few advertising lifestyle packshots using the decor available in the restaurant, including the rustic wood tabletops and the brick wall surfaces. The overall look is a classic lifestyle advertising image.

Advertising food photography for chicken restaurant fancy funkin chicken. A tropical burger with cocktail drink chips and coleslaw, south London food packshot photographer 

The menu has a slight south American influence with both spicy, sweet and tropical burgers to choose from. It was important to show this with well placed ingredients and this is where the styling comes in. The final part of this advertising photographic style was the lighting, created with three lights, one from behind and two front lights.

London food photography, the burger shot. Advertising still life food photographer, The spicy chicken burger with drinks chips and chilli
advertising still life food photographer, the chicken cheese melt burger. served with chips and beer

After the photography was complete i was able to enjoy a burger myself and i can confirm they look as good as they taste, so much so i have been back as a customer. If your looking for a nice place to eat and fancy something nicer than the usual chicken burger on offer head down to Fancy Funkin Chicken.

Check out more food photography in my gallery of food & drink

London Food Photography - On location

Last November I produced food photography for a fantastic new restaurant in Limehouse. Teaming up again with food stylist, Lauren Becker, this week's blog features food & drink photography for website, menus and advertising imagery all for  The Straight & Narrow, a stunning, brand new cocktail and piano bar in east London.

Food photography for restaurants in London. A collection of meals, drinks, cocktails and deserts. All completed by London still life food photographer chris howlett

I love working with new startups - the buzz and excitement is infectious, and makes me feel like I'm on the cusp of the start of the next big thing. This project was no exception, and the fare designed and executed by Head Chef Dave Cousins mirrors the ethos of the hard graft and determination present in my own work; a collaboration which will keep this much-welcomed eatery on the London map, hopefully for many years to come.

Restaurant menu food photography. Overhead shot of 3 course meal in London restaurant THe Straight & Narrow. Food photography completed by Still life food & drink photographer chris howett

The lighting was quite straight forward, with one main light from behind and one soft fill light.  I used extra harder light bounced back into the darker areas of the image to lift the contrast and provide a premium look to the photography. Working with Lauren meant that the style remained fresh, complementary and contemporary - clean lines on marbled surfaces echo the stylish setting, and bright colours bring all of the images to life.

London food photographer chris howlett. Desserts and coffee make up this still life food photograph
South London food photography, mackerel starter dish with whisky cocktail form still life food photographer chris howlett based in london
London food photography, food and drinks main meal with cocktails from london resturant 
food photography, starter with cocktail drink on marble surface, luxury food photography from London

The lighting style complements the fresh look of daylight across the luxurious surfaces. This type of lighting makes even a cold surface such as as marble as inviting and warm as the food, which tastes just as good as it looks. 

Next week's blog......advertising food photography, the humble chicken burger elevated to funk status!

Jewellery photographer London & the UK

I really enjoy shooting jewellery and the technical demands that good jewellery photography requires. I have built up a variety of jewellery clients, mostly based around Hatton Garden, but also all over London. Providing both creative and packshot photography. Below are a few examples of recently completed work.

Jewellery photography London, diamond bangles and gold and silver rings create this creative packshot from still life jewellery photographer Howlett Photography

The keys to good jewellery photography are patience, good technical knowledge and a very good quality lens. Shooting premium jewellery with only a high quality lens gives you the required sharpness and detail, pretty important when magnifying jewellery up to 1:1.

Creative still life jewellery photography. Gold link bangle and diamond ring on marble surface, premium glossy packshot photography from London based product photographer chris howlett

Each client has a different set of requirements, some require creative still life photography and others need cutouts or packshots on white. Some of the shots themselves will require different techniques; a beveled wedding ring, for instance, will need a different setup to a diamond engagement ring.

London packshot jewellery photography, two emerald earings with reflection from product photographer chris howlett
Ruby ring packshot jewellery photography London based still life photographer howlett photography

Jewellery photography doesn't often need a multitude of light sources; more often than not a ring shot may only require just one key light with only an additional hard light for the gems and diamonds. It's not the amount of lights that you use but how you balance and control the light which is important. And with the help of black and silver card creating additional highlights, you'll be sure to produce a high end, professionally finished final image.

Creative still life jewellery photography, Set of three rings with soft shadow on white, blue saphires on silver rings, London jewellery photographer

London Christmas Lights - Location videography

You might think all my work is shot in the studio and a large portion is however i also photograph on location and this weeks blog is something different from the normal studio blog as I was asked to create both video and still photography for the company that make the Christmas lights on regent street in London. The lights on regent street are some of the best in London and probably the country. The Christmas lights are one of the most photographed in the UK so it was important that i produced a nice shot and created video that really showed off the high quality display of the lights. 

London Regent street Christmas lights 2016, with buses and bright festive lights

The turning on of the lights hosted by heart fm and accompanied by a few celebrities was rather underwhelming, the lights however looked fantastic and the Christmas songs and fireworks certainly made it into an event. 

London light trails with this years christmas lights 2016  at dusk along regent street London

The breif was to show the lights at both dusk and at night highlighting the change of colour between the different times of day

Christmas light on the side of a house in Haslemere surrey 2016
Details of the wonderful Christmas lights 2016 at Haselmere in surrey

The second location was in Haslemere in surrey, above are a few more shots. The brief was the same as in London regent street, to capture both video and stills close up and at a distance showing the high street adorned with this years Christmas lights 2016.

Fashion Accessories - Still Life

It's Christmas and much of the product photography taken earlier in the year is now finally published. The following still life fashion images were created for the House of Fraiser Gift Guide, advertising the latest Ted Baker travel and fashion collection - some great product accessories (and some perfect christmas present ideas, if your still looking!)

Fashion still life product photography. Fashion travel accessories shot overhead for product gift guide. Photography created in London studio. Creative fashion flats of shoes, trousers, bags, coats, wash bags, wallets and accesories

The product photography was used to complement the existing campaign imagery. Based around a spy theme, the products represent the fashion accessories needed for a city break, especially one full of casinos and espionage. 

Product photography. Womens accessories, fashion flats on pink. A dress, handbags jewellery shoes and small suitcase make up the creative still life product photography. Shot on location in London studio

The lighting and colours match the style of the campaign model shots, the strong shadows and subtle spotlight add some drama to the still life images. All the ted baker products used in both shots can be picked up at House of Fraser so why not get one more present for your special someone...

Drinks & Liquids Product Photography

High speed advertising photography

Following a recent purchase of a new high-speed Broncolor flash kit, I couldn't wait to get to work on a new creative drinks photography piece. The brief was to create two dynamic advertising product shots with liquids and splashes. Delivering this advertising style with liquids requires a combination of creative thinking and technical precision - not to mention, impeccable timing

Creative high speed product photography. Drinks with water splash advertising still life photography All images completed in London by food and drinks photographer chris howlett

Since the shoot was taking place in the London studio, preparation was key: it would take several attempts to get just the right amount of splash, and equally, a lot of water, so protecting the equipment was the number one priority.  With the studio and kit encased in plastic sheeting, I then focused on capturing the high-speed shots which would ultimately complete the final image. 

Advertising high speed liquid photography. Drinks cocktails alcohol gin bottle with splash. product food and drinks photographer in London

Utilising the high speed flash duration of the Broncolor kit I was able to capture high-speed shots of water splashing onto the glass bottle and reflective surface, and then combine several shots together using digital post production techniques.  The result is a very dynamic product shot synonymous with high-end advertising photography.  

I have just added a new food, drinks and liquids portfolio, to see more click here

cosmetics, make up & beauty products

With the shift in consumer attitudes leaning more towards natural and organic products, this is an exciting time to be creatively involved with new ethically-focused startups such as cosmetics brand, TOSé Apothecary. Based in London, TOSé are helping people rediscover beauty by using chemical free products. Below are some of examples of the creative still life photography I provided for the brand.

Creative product photography, cosmetics photographed in a lifestyle setting with fresh beauty and cosmetics ingredients placed around product. Photographed by London still life beauty photographer Chris Howlett

Consumers nowadays are particularly interested in what goes into their skincare and beauty products so this shoot gave us the opportunity to showcase the natural ingredients used in every element of the TOSé range. To create the still life and lifestyle photography raw ingredients were placed around the products to add interest and provide a simple, natural advertising style to the final piece.

Beauty products, cosmetics make up in lifestyle image on white with flowers and fresh foliage around products, London still life  product photographer
cosmetic packshots of christmas giftset on white as cutout with reflection

All of the images were for use on their website and included some packshots featuring their new gift ranges, along with some lifestyle pieces to appear on landing pages.

For the creative shots, considering the wealth of natural materials available to us, it was an obvious choice to make these vibrant and exotic ingredients the main feature of the shoot: from wild rose buds and ylang ylang to frankincense and myrrh resin; even coffee and Madagascan vanilla.

Lifestyle product photography. Cosmetics products as creative packshot on white with bold shadows. Product is surrounded by wooden boards and dried ingredients  creating that lifestyle advertising look. Photographed in London by still life photographer chris howlett
lifestyle beauty cosmetics on wooden boards with ingredients and products creatively placed on the advertising still life photograph.

Lighting was straightforward, with high overheads casting hard shadows, creating an overall contemporary and fresh look for an equally modern and forward thinking brand.

Whether you're a new start-up or a well established brand, you'll always need great imagery to emphasise your brand's message, so get in contact and let's create something amazing.

London still life Food Photography - Ugly Veg

I'm really excited about this week's blog as it features, for the first time, food & drink! Working with experienced food stylist Lauren Becker, the aim was to produce striking imagery of misshapen fruit and veg for online ethical editorial platform, Futurefrock. 

advertising still life food photographer
Still Life food photography. Mixed raw foods, fruit and veg on dark wood, autumnal feeling, food and lifestyle photography, London & Croydon food studio.
Food photography, mixed tomatoes create this still life food composition from advertising Croydon and London photographer chris howlett. The reds, yellows and ripeness of tomatoes look bright against dark wood.

The images were to accompany an insightful article highlighting the growing issue of food waste in part to the popular practice of retailers refusing to sell "imperfect produce".

The photos created for this series, in Lauren's words, would "celebrate and highlight the beauty in the imperfect, to embrace the unusual and odd". 

Lauren and I have worked on other shoots before, so being able to naturally adapt to each other's style meant that we could achieve this both aesthetically and technically.

Detailed food photograph of raw potatoes just pulled from the ground surrounded by food photography styling. A knife, cutting boards and brush, also there is lots of dry dirt around products which gives it that lifestyle food photography look. All images created in london and croydon studio 

Lauren's styling mirrored the rustic textures and vibrant tones of the many varieties of uniquely shaped squashes, peppers, aubergines, tomatoes and of course, curly cucumbers. Props were minimal in keeping with the theme - hessian and twine, wooden chopping boards and utensils, matte charcoal and slate surfaces.

Dark and atmospheric lifestyle food photography. A collection of ugly aubergine ripe and ready to eaten, still life composition of food, fuit and ugly veg by London Food & lifestyle photographer chris howlett

My lighting technique was similar to what I usually use for high-end jewellery which is to light and shoot each piece within the composition individually, and then create a composite shot for the final image. 

Creative still lifestyle food photography, Curly cucumbers arranged in lifestyle setting by London photographer chris howlett
Lifestyle food photography pepper collection seed and all. Slice peppers arranged in still life composition creating adverting style food photography

I couldn't say 'yes' fast enough when asked to collaborate on this piece. The end result showcases the beauty of these "wonky wonders", and provides a medium to provoke ethical thought and discussion.

Not to mention a fridge full of ingredients for those winter-warming recipes..

Over the coming weeks i will be showcasing more food and drink, so stay tuned for the latest work.

Perhaps you are a small restaurant or maybe a large global brand in need of food and drink photography, Get in contact today to discuss your ideas,