Celéste is not just an excellent food photographer due to her expert lighting and story telling skills, but she is also an amazing food stylist and art director. She has worked with many brands, restaurants and agencies including Costa, Jumeirah, McDonalds, Maggi, Kraft, Pinza, etc. and recently styled for Pizza Hut. She cooks herself, which is unusual for a food stylist and food photographer and call herself a "FOODIE".
"I'm always on the lookout for pairings of food, different ways to tell a story and concepts with food, to learn small tricks from food stylists and ways of presenting. My love for food comes from my love for wine. As a trained wine sommelier, visual pleasure, aroma, pallet, and the experience in itself, is a form of art on its own. There is nothing really as special as planning and cooking for someone or being cooked for. My favourite culinary experience (to cook and to eat) on an ideal day would be... Ostrich steak with my secret most exquisite sauce accompanied by crunchy garlic mash, Tzatziki sauce & fresh seed bread, watermelon feta salad and papaja covered with lime juice, desert: 'Warbat' " Drink: Old Fashioned
A tavola non si invecchia.
UNLESS MENTIONED OTHERWISE
Japanese Ramen - a noodle soup that consists of chinese wheat noodles served in a meat or fish based broth, often flavored with soy or miso, toppings could be sliced pork, nori (dried seaweed), menma and scallions. (but I love the bowls with lamb or chicken)
My favourite as a "FOODIE" : the edamame!!
CLIENT : VIP FILMS
CLIENT: @DUBAI TOURISM - social media content creation - the visual story of 3 restaurants
RESTAURANTS: @FISH TAVERNA; @SENOR PICO; @3FILS
PROJECT: FIYA RESTAURANT OPENS IN KETURAH RESERVE MEYDAN
Full menu of the outdoor charcoal fireplace with the surrounding olive trees. A magnificent experience.
Rebranding of the amazing restaurants: Pinza, PUNS & BR8 Kitchen
The biggest growth since Covid, is online food deliveries. How to make a white-background stock image type of food shot look appetizing? and more like the lifestyle shots we all are use to? Just add that shadow, a bit of background color and depth of field.
for all the Dubai delivery platforms: Deliveroo, Talabat, Zomato & Chatfood.
My recommendation as a "FOODIE" is for sure the PINZA experience of receiving the Beetroot Humus, Banana Bread and Margarita, famous for their amazing rustic crusts.
PROJECT: STILLS ON SET FOR PUCK ARABIA COMMERCIAL
AGENCY: WHAT IF CREATIVE
CLIENT: PUCK @PUCKARABIA
AGENCY: PUBLICIS DUBAI
COKE MEALS | SHOT FOR THE NIGERIAN MARKET
CLIENT: @COKE & @OGILVY KENYA
Semo with seasfood Okra, Amala + Ewedu + Gbegiri, Jollof rice, pounded jam, Ofada rice etc....
PROJECT: PIZZA HUT RAMADAN TVC
AGENCY: NUDGE MEDIA
CLIENT: PIZZA HUT @PIZZAHUTUAE
PROJECT: SUNNY TVC TIK TOK RECIPES
SCOPE: FOOD STYLING & HAND MODEL & ART DIRECTION - PROPPING UP LIGHTHOUSE STUDIO KITCHEN ACCORDING TO BRAND GUIDE AND COLORS TO FIT BRIEF
PROJECT: NESPRESSO RAMADAN FOOD STYLING CAMPAIGN 2023 & RECIPES
PROJECT: CIRCLE CAFE FULL MENU
Fresh look and feel for healthy meals.
SCOPE: FOOD STYLING ONLY
THE FOOD TYPE OF MY CHOISE for THIS STORY IS: PRAWNS & SHRIMP: all THOSE LOVELY DISHES LIKE TEMPURA SHRIMPS, SEAFOOD PAELLA, SHRIMP TACO'S, SHRIMP BARBEQ SKEWERS, SHRIMP PASTA, PRAWN COCKTAIL; ETC. WILL BE DISPLAYED IN SHOWING THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF PHOTOGRAPHY DIFFERENTIATED BY LIGHT:
I WANTED TO USE AI, NOT TO ONLY SHOW OFF MY PROMPT SKILLS, (IF YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM, JOIN THEM) BUT TO SHOW YOU HOW SCARY REAL IT LOOKS.
Keep an eye out for this post as it's still in progress .....