Autumn is a time for new beginnings and my calender is also filling with new projects. After having written some in depth pieces about my everyday work, here is a good example of a menu shoot. Maitsete Tänav in Rocca al Mare shopping center is a restaurant concept where you can find all imaginable temptations. This is only a tiny part of what's being offered.Read More
What to expect when the food photographer arrives? Where should we put him/her? How much time does it take to shoot 10 dishes? Should we offer her food?Read More
Having had time to think during the summer I realized how much I have got to tell about a simple thing called - a menu shoot. The post draws on my 10 years of experience as a food photographer, therefore I had to divide the topic into several parts. The first part will tell about preparing for the photo shoot.Read More
If you’re overwhelmed and stuck at the moment I tell you I’ve been there. In December I used to have no energy for writing year-in-reviews and usually postponed it till January. This year I had it in me already in October. I have some long stories about my journeys and and explanations of my truths, but this is not the topic today. I’ll leave it for laters.Read More
AD: Johannes Naan
Client: Rimi Eesti
Food stylist: Kristina Efert
Client: Kidz One clothing store
Brands: Mayoral, Name IT, Coccodrillo, Primigi
Style: Kairit Parker
Models: Elsa, Jesse, Liisbet, Taaniel
Well, sometimes there's a need to sell a house when there's not even a hole in the ground. Architects make renders for that purpose. But if you like to give the feeling of how it is to walk the streets of that neighborhood, jog in the forest or do sunset yoga on the beach, then photography can help you out.Read More
Restaurant photography is probably what I do most often. These are usually 1-3 hour sessions for 5 to 10 dishes, sometimes more and longer. I bring my own lighting equipment to the restaurant so it can as well be completely dark.Read More
I'm counting days to finally meet my little girl and this definitely puts things into a different perspective. I'm really bad at talking about my own photography and it seems to be a general problem among photographers. So as soon as I saw an initiative of #reppingfriends I knew I have something to share with you. Thus after giving it some thought I decided to write about appearances and being kind to yourself.Read More
I'm a big fan of Estonian design and I work with the local artists whenever possible. I guess all creatives desire to be seen and recognized. I'm always happy to show things I like. Of course I encourage everybody to support artists instead of big corporations.Read More
A parenting magazine Pere & Kodu asked me to set a table for Easter that all family members would like and to include some kids in a photo shoot. Being a mother of a pre-school kid and a childrens' photographer I know that the youngest family member always sets the tone. So you better make that kid really happy.Read More
The sacred juniper at Kataveski is a single tree surrounded by fields and can be seen from far. It's said to be 200-300 years old. It really makes you wonder about the ancient times and things this tree has witnessed. It's situated in my neighboring village, just a ten minute walk from where I live. For years I've been curious about the tree and secretly waiting for the right time to photograph next to it. (It grows on private property, therefore it's advised to ask a permission.) So now we did.Read More
I have a dream. In my dream all people have developed a sophisticated taste for designer goods, they can afford them and designers and makers of crafts can earn a decent living from their art.
My dream became my mission and it found a way into a food magazine Köök. I have a section Nõudepeatus (meaning sth like 'dish stop') in this quarterly magazine where I find a ceramist or a designer I like, present their work to a chef and let the chef develop a dish according to the tableware. Then I photograph the outcome of their collaboration, write the interviews with them both and thats it. I hope the readers will find something they like, either the tableware or the recipes.Read More
Tallinn TV Tower restaurant is an exciting experience. You can almost see to Finland's capital Helsinki from the tower or then again be wrapped in thick fog and clouds and feel completely cut off from everything, but enjoy yourself either way.
The menu is controversial as well. It's based on high quality produce, dishes are masterfully prepared, but sometimes with a twist. An assortment of savory ice cream served with salad is a good example. You might love it or consider it interesting, but you'll certainly remember having it.