In 2018 Andy Grimshaw took home the trophy for the One Vision Imaging Cream of the Crop category for his image, ‘Green Beans’.
Technical: Shot with a Phase One IQ280 and Broncolor Flash
Whilst you can visit his stunning website to see more of his striking photography of food and drink, we have invited Andy to the blog to talk about his background and work in the sector.
Welcome Andy, we would love to hear more about your background and how you got into food photography?
I started taking photos when I was about 9 years old and a family friend used to have an old TTL camera. It was like a magic window and I was completely hooked. Never looked back since.
What is it you love about photography of food in particular?
I am always inspired by great produce and ingredients, shopping for them, eating them and shooting them.
What’s a standard work day like for you?
I am a morning person, I like to get in early to get organised for the day. Clients normally arrive from 9.30am we chat though the brief and get cracking. I am lucky enough to have clients from all aspects of food and drink, so each day is different. I may be shooting whisky, ice cream, yoghurt or even pet food!
Tell us a little about where you live and work? Where do you draw inspiration from?
I live in south London with my wife and young family and work in Kings Cross which is really changed over the past 5 years. Inspiration comes from anywhere…art galleries, cinematography other photographers sometimes just talking to other creatives.
In terms of photographers I have always loved the work of Minor White and Irving Penn.
I travelled to Paris in January to see the Irving Penn exhibition he really is like the Picasso of photography he has done such a breadth of work still life, food, fashion and it is all so clean and modern after all this time.
How did it feel to hear your name called out as winner of the One Vision Imaging Cream of the Crop category? Any highlights from the awards reception or exhibition to share?
It was a bit surreal but really chuffed to win, as a photographer you’re normally behind the camera so to be on stage with Prue was really good fun.
I was in the middle of the room and it took me ages to make it up onto stage. Funnily enough I bumped into a mate from college I hadn't see for years. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is really well known outside of the food industry and I had lots of text congratulating me which was nice.
What made you decide to enter the awards?
Most awards are more geared to other subject matters so it’s great to be able to enter a competition that’s just for food. I think it’s fantastic that the awards so focused on this great subject.
What are you working on at the moment? Any exciting projects you would like to share?
I’ve been shooting a rebrand for a famous Mexican food client, working for Kellogg’s, Heinz and Cornetto to name a few.
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