Exceptional food photography – Dorset based Food Photographer Robin Goodlad

Exceptional food photography to take your business vision to the next level

Your food is amazing. You need powerful images that will stir the senses, and convey the true quality to your clients. Exceptional images are an essential investment and will really take your business to the next level for years to come. Whether you are a producer, restaurant owner, chef, or author, the best quality images are absolutely essential in bringing your food or lifestyle business to life. I will give your brand confidence and a clear visual identity, with credibility and a distinctive style that will truly stand out.

As a driven and accomplished food photographer, I work closely with my clients to understand any brief and create a visualisation of concept. Crafting perfect imagery to translate the aroma, the flavours, and the textures into incredible images with beautiful lighting and composition is an artform, but no less than your food deserves.

Exceptional food photography

that will bring your vision to life

A photographer with a true passion for food

I love photography and I love food, in equal amounts. My experience on BBC Masterchef taught me that I love the visual representation of a plate of food, with the additional benefit of having a deep understanding of cooking skills combined with a clear understanding of the craft of making food look as good as it should taste, and the ultimate goal of alchemy of invoking hunger in a beautifully crafted image. I am personally a great believer in provenance and grow, catch and rear my own food wherever I can. I live and breathe food and food photography, from seed to plate, I am always creating and testing recipes and concepts in both food and photography.

An award winning photographer

I am immensely proud to have been one of the winners in the world’s largest food photography competition, the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, in 2016, as well as a finalist each year since, and 3rd place in the Marks and Spencer Food Portraiture Award in 2020. I am also privileged to work alongside some amazing and well known chefs in their kitchens, showcasing their food at it’s very best, whether in Dorset, the South West, or London. I love immersing myself in the energy of a busy kitchen, and there is so much more to capture than the food itself, the people, the venue, the atmosphere, which is where my skills as a documentary photographer demonstrate the versatility to truly showcase your whole brand.

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it”

Ansel Adams

Diverse food photography that is on brand

As a food photographer, I cover Dorset, Hampshire and the South of England, as well as London. I will consider any type of food photography commissions, whether cooking in action, food in the field, portraits of food and produce, or on location. Whilst I travel with a full set up of lighting, and a quirky and diverse selection of props, I am not constrained to a studio and can set up a great shoot anywhere. Whether a hotel or restaurant portfolio or a wild food shoot in a forest, I specialise in exceptional food photography that makes food look as good as it is going to taste. As a food photographer, I have a uniquely collaborative and versatile approach, with a clear passion for cooking and deep knowledge of styling, therefore can work alone, or as part of a production team.

If you are looking for a food photographer with a creative edge who will take your business beyond your expectations, please get in touch, I’d love to talk about working with you.

“Robin’s incredibly high quality photographs have been an absolutely essential and sound long term investment.”  

Nick – Founder – The Dorset Meat Company