Treasure of the sea

olimpiaIn 2016 Olimpia Davies was our Food Blogger category winner for her image entitled ‘Treasure of the sea’ of Black pasta with garlic butter and fried sea food, served with black caviar.(Seen below).

Technical Detail: Nikon D7100, lens 35mm f/1.8

pasta-08-sep-15How did it feel to be a Finalist for the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2016?

To be a Finalist for Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is a dream come true. I feel privileged and very happy.

Please tell us more about capturing your Finalist image. For example, what was happening around you, what inspired the shot, what time of day, challenges you had in capturing it.

I cooked the dish for my husband whose favourite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean, to celebrate a movie night we had.

What was it about the image that you feel fitted the category so well?

I'm a food blogger who loves to cook for my family and celebrate an occasion with food.

What would you say attracts you most to the photography of food?

For me food is like art, an art I can touch, smell, try and capture in the picture. Through photography I can tell a beautiful food story.

Which photographers, if any, have most influenced your work?

I love the photography of Helene Dujardin, David Loftus, Todd Porter & Diane Cu, Dietlind Wolf, Katie Quinn Davies, Linda Lomelino.

Please tell us a little about where you live and if, at all, how it influences your photography.

I live in Chester in a small house with beautiful garden where I grow my vegetables. My garden gives me natural surroundings and light.

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As part of her prize Olimpia won an opportunity to undertake a photoshoot at the award-winning Punchbowl Inn, Crosthwaite. The prize also included dinner, bed and breakfast and a one-to-one session business consultation with Catherine Connor of Aspire Photography Training. The photoshoot took part on Monday 10th October so we took some time out to talk to Olimpia and find out more.

How was your day at the Punch Bowl Inn with the team from Aspire Photography Training?

The day with Catherine Connor and Jenny Heyworth from Aspire Photography Training was very busy and very educational for me. I had the opportunity to meet the most wonderful team and the very talented chef of The PunchBowl Inn restaurant, Arthur. I had a chance to photograph Arthur at work and then his wonderful and delicious food. Everybody made me feel very special which gave me the feeling of reliving the moment of winning the award again.

punchbowl1Catherine and Jenny have given me business advice which will help me in the future with my photography career. I could not wish for a better day and for a better prize.

 

If you would like to connect with Olimpia visit:

Twitter: @olimpia340

Instagram: @olimpia_davies

Website: www.artisanfoodphotography.com

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