Food photography can sometimes be just as delectable as the real thing, especially when it is shot by an enthusiast as good as Vanessa Rees. Rees combines the food with interesting backgrounds that enhance the edible goodies even more. Brooklyn-based Rees is a self-proclaimed food, still life, and lifestyle photographer, and based on her portfolio is quite exceptional at it. One will notice that Rees is able to animate her images cleverly using color, texture and shapes. Her superbly composed images all share a quality, which is that they are never tiring to look at.
Rees provides us with a somewhat different take on food photography, and her creative photos are most of the time presented along with the recipe itself in a blog format. Hence if you like what you see, it’s just a kitchen cooking session away.
Among the client’s roster Rees has are Ralph Lauren, Midnight Moon in addition to Crane & Co. She has received accolades and recognition for her work in food and still life photography from The [Framed] Awards as best food photographer and SAVEUR Magazine’s Best Food Photography. Rees resides with with her boyfriend and plump yellow cat in New York City; however she still counts herself a country girl having spent her formative years in the mountains of southwest Virginia.
Playfully quizzed recently in an interview, this is what she replied to the question; If you were a dish, which one would you be?
“Well, they say you are what you eat and I eat a lot of kabocha squash. Kabocha in curry, kabocha dumplings, steamed kabocha, kabocha pancakes, kabocha fries, etc. I’m not ashamed to admit that I go through about 2 squashes a week. I wouldn’t be surprised if I turned into a big pile of kabocha dumplings! Mmm, now I’m hungry.” See her decidedly scrumptious and delectable looking work here.