When I tell people that I'm a food photographer everyone asks, "Is it real food that you photograph? Do you eat it after the shoot?" My answer is yes and yes- everything that I shoot is real and I do eat the food I photograph. I guess I have one of the coolest jobs as I spend most of my days amongst the best chefs in Israel, photographing, eating, and then I do it all over again.
I finished my B.A. in Photography from Hadassah college ten years ago and since then I've been photographing food. I have a charming studio in the heart of Jaffa, where I shoot for cookbooks, food articles in the Israeli culinary magazine, Al Hashulchan and all sorts of other clients from the food industry-you can check out my work at my website www.danyaphoto.com to get an impression of the work that I do.
Deanna and I are going to share with you our culinary experiences, and we have a lot to share!
I actually don't like telling people what I do, because it can never just end with that. When I tell people that I am a food stylist- they get this really funny look on their faces- like "Did I really just hear that?" So yes- I am a food stylist-meaning I make food (and the setting which surrounds it) look beautiful.
I started out (or ended up, after a B.A. and almost M.A. in International Relations) at culinary school in Israel (where I moved from LA in 2003). From there I went to work in the kitchen at some of the top restaurants in Tel Aviv, until it took away my love for home cooking. So I went back to the basics- making good food that looks as good as it tastes. Now I'm doing what I love, food styling and editing cookbooks, and I'm here to share my love for beautiful cooking with the rest of you. Check out my website (under construction) www.deannalinder.com for contact info.