Photographer Alfonso Acedo recommends some of his favorite culinary photographers, food stylists, and home economists
Technology never stops evolving, but we have not yet invented a way to send scents through Instagram. That means that sight is the sense that photographers and food stylists must stimulate to make a particular dish or drink appetizing.
Alfonso Acedo (@altheo) is one of those professionals who parks the lens of his camera at the dinner table, turning gastronomy into his muse and delighting our senses with mouthwatering compositions.
His work is exquisite, but we are hungry for more, so we asked him to recommend some of the food stylists we need to follow on Instagram. Warning: don't read this post on an empty stomach.
This North American photographer is fully focused on gastronomy, but she shows us the culinary universe from a different and fun perspective.
Beatriz de Marcos, more than a food stylist, is a home economist, which means that, in addition to making sure the final photo's visuals are perfect, she is also in charge of cooking it.
Rob Lawson's specialty is beverage photography. This London photographer can get the best profile of a cocktail, a soft drink, or a simple glass of spilled water.
If someone knows how to portray traditional homemade food, that is Dusan Kristek, who, in addition to creating delicious scenes, can transmit those feelings we get when we sit at the table.
At the diametrically opposite end is Steve Hansen. His photography is pure fantasy and usually captures ingredients flying and liquid elements defying gravity.
Minimalism is the guiding principle of Rohit and Sonam's work. Everything in their feed breathes a delicacy and good taste that makes your mouth water.
Margaret Stepien lives in Barcelona, and she captures the essence of the Mediterranean diet. Through her photographs, it is possible to enjoy gastronomy and discover some of the food styling industry's best tips.
Sid Ali is a strong supporter of the paleo diet, and perhaps that is why the main characters in his photographs are usually vegetables, which the Londoner portrays with care and respect.
Photographer Skyler Burt has a very creative and compelling style. Although he usually prefers top-down shots, he sometimes also works his magic and teaches us how to photograph floating food.
Another home economist, this one specializing in delicious-looking hamburgers. Oscar has worked with huge clients like Burger King or McDonald's.
Alfonso Acedo works as a freelance advertising photographer and culinary stylist for advertising agencies and design studios. At Domestika, he teaches the course Food Photography Techniques for Advertising, where you'll learn the fundamentals of lighting and digital retouching to succeed in the world of food styling. In addition, Alfonso shares and seeks inspiration in the Spanish forum thread "Fotógrafos que me ponen".
English version by @angeljimenez.
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