I am Catalina, a food and stock photographer from Bucharest, Romania. I have a photo studio together with one of my friends and with my husband, Juha. We are also foodbloggers and our site is Kissthecook.ro.
As a food photographer, I love to be as minimalist as possible, and I also make the food styling in this manner.
I mainly shoot in natural light filtered by a white curtain, take advantage of all ambient light (when I shoot in the restaurants), and of course use artificial lights when I am at the studio.
This photo was realized in artificial light, with a simple food styling set-up, as per the client's request.
Simplicity was its aim, and ours, of course. Image is colorful, shiny, it has volume and "shows" human presence (the utensils).
For this images we used white props such as curly paper, painted utensils and vintage white plates.
This image was made while dining ant the Michelin star restaurant ASK from Helsinki. There is no food styling, of course, the dish it's precious and styled by the chef.
I have used the ambient light (the restaurant's ceiling lamps).
The dish is delicate and strong in the same time, the ingredients local and fresh. The textures are well delimited: baked apple, licorice, buckwheat flowers and seeds, ice cream.
This image was made while visiting the pop-up restaurant Cube Electrolux in Milan, Italy.
As the food was prepared right in front of us I decided to give credits to the wonderful people preparing it.
These are the hands of the chefs and sous chefs helping the Michelin star chef Andrea Canton making the plating for a deer and radicchio dish.
The ambient light helped me, it was white and soft with no strong shadows.