High Flying Food!


The exclusive Aviator Hotel on the edge of Farnborough International
Airport kept me busy in the kitchen capturing a culinary master at work.
I was privileged to be invited to photograph two of the latest
creations by Head Chef Mateusz Maksymilian Mitka. We cleared an area in
the hotel brasserie and set up shop. After whizzing around the kitchen
for a few moments to grab some action shots of a man in his element, we
settled into photographing the food itself. Well, it’s only courtesy to
taste the goods!



Chevening Scholarship Marketing Campaign

Chevening, based in London, is the UK Government’s Global Awards Scholarship Programme for international students. To promote the programme this year their marketing team developed a clever idea to highlight the benefits of studying, not just in London but across the UK, and to highlight that ‘learning’ is all around us. To illustrate this their idea was to transform iconic UK landmarks into study areas, be it a desk, or a debating circle. Tidbury Photography was commissioned to research and develop a series of eight UK landmarks (representing all regions of the UK) and to photograph Chevening’s actual scholars in the studio, to be recomposed within the landscape scenes. These images will be used across their marketing campaign world-wide.


Hot Property

High-end property consultants, Vail Williams based in Southampton, commissioned Tidbury Photography to attend and capture one of their corporate breakfast networking conferences at Solent University in Southampton. It was an early start but people were on good form and the bacon sandwiches at the end went down a treat. This lead to being asked to photograph a series of corporate headshots for the team.


Keeping the kids occupied!

‘Scrunch’, based near Chichester, West Sussex, are expanding their portfolio of products at lightening pace, and commissioned Tidbury Photography once again to photograph their new childs silicone colouring mat. As always, the technical challenges made the product photography an interesting project. The images are for use in catalogues and online.



Stack’em high!

Commissioned by nationwide food delivery service Deliveroo to photograph a selection of burgers available at Meat & Barrell and select dishes at Belle Isle in Southsea, Portsmouth. Food photography is great fun and always poses a challenge.



Life’s a beach…

Funkit World in Chichester, West Sussex commissioned me to photograph their range of kids beach products for use in catalogues and online. All product photography jobs pose their own challenges and this project was no different. However with some clever retouching I managed to deliver a range of really nice professional product shots. Another happy customer.


Best hot chocolate in Chichester…

Commissioned by Baileys Gelato in Chichester, West Sussex to create some stunning food photography for their new high-end Ice Cream and Waffel café and take-away business. Their shop in the Market Cross serves the best hot chocolate in Chichester and the ice cream is pretty good too! My job was to make their produce look good for their window display and social media.


Dew drops

The power of macro photography never fails to amaze me and these tiny waterdroplets are millimetres across. I decided to take the camera for a walk and spend ages holding still for these shots. Working without a tripod I got lucky!


Afternoon Tea

I had the pleasure of working with the award winning Squires Garden Centres recently. Commissioned to create some appetising food photography for their menus and POS marketing. We setup on location in their refurbished flagship café in their Shepperton, London centre.


Old Friends

I was pleased to hear from an old friend recently who made contact to have some portrait photography of her little girl. After setting up a small photo studio in her home in Emsworth West Sussex we set to work, capturing some lovely baby photographs.


Future Model

Future glamour model Charlotte (pictured) presented me with the opportunity to get into the photo studio in Portsmouth and shoot some stylish model photography for her first portfolio. These simple model photos give her something to get started with.





Street food…

I had the chance to photograph ‘The Pass Street Food’ roadside food trailer in Chichester, West Sussex… serving burgers and spicy meat sandwiches to passers by. Of course I had a taste after the photography and can absolutely recommend a visit. 


Fun with food…

Ongoing food photography work with well known food delivery services is taking me all over Portsmouth in Hampshire and Chichester in West Sussex. I think I need to invest in a dribble-bib, photographing all this delicious food is working my appetite!


Fish & Chips on the Beach…

Commissioned to photograph some PR (Public Relations) food images for a magazine article about ‘Billy’s On The Beach’ in Bracklesham Bay in West Sussex. Styling this fantastic food ready to photograph on the beach and working with the cafe owner to create some nice portraits was a pleasure.

Blessed with the weather the final shot received a massive ‘thumb’s up’ and so did the chef, wink wink!


Headshots in the sunshine…

The Professional Pilots Union media spokesman Steve needed some photographic portrait headshots. So we met at Langstone, near Hayling Island and Havant in Hampshire, in the glorious sunshine. Bright sun doesn’t always make for great portraits but with the help of a photographic reflector we managed to bounce some light back onto his face so that we didn’t lose the background. We grabbed a couple more photographs in the shade for good measure - but I like the waterside images and so did the client: “Really great thanks - I love the photographs!” Claire Foss - PPU Press Officer. #thumbsup


Jewellery photography…

Katie at Celestial Crystals in Portsmouth got in touch recently to ask if I could photograph her collection of crystal stone bracelets for her website and social media pages. Katie the Portsmouth based designer was chuffed to bits with the final photographs and we’re both looking forward to doing some more stunning jewellery photography in Hampshire soon.


Food glorious food

The demand for food photography among online and food delivery services is increasing. We’re talking quick simple photography to grab the essence of restaurants food or produce - sadly there’s little time for heavy styling and production, but it’s a great exercise in working quickly - delivering appetising images in an hour. 

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