Food Editorial Photography

Here’s one of my favourite shot from a recent editorial job for an overseas magazine…

Location: Singapore Lau Pa Sat

Some of the challenges I faced in this job were:

1. Making hawker food look like recipe shots using minimum setup

2. Bringing out the essence of food culture in Singapore and Malaysia especially among the Chinese

3. Eating 3 bowls of assam laksa, 2 bowls of curry laksa, 2 plates of char kway teow, 1 chicken rice, 1 “sang ha mee”, and all the rest which I can’t remember… ALL in one day… I have a super tight deadline to meet… (Yes, I hate to waste food, so I made my 2 assistants eat with me after each shoot)

4. Finding public toilets to purge

5. Shooting professional-looking profile pictures of famous chefs on location at a fast pace with minimum setup

All in all, I enjoyed it so much that a part of me deep inside didn’t wish it would end… Hahaha…

I had to be a portrait-documentary-food-photographer all at one go! Hmm… so yummy! Visit me and we go makan!