Author Archives: Jerry

About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.

Interview with a food stylist – Lulu Soubhi

Here is another food stylist, Lulu Soubhi that is also a food photographer. Lulu is located in Cairo, Egypt. What I am finding in these interviews is that, no matter where the photographer is from, most things are quite similar. One … Continue reading

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Happy Holiday indeed.

I interrupt this Food Stylist Interview series with an important message. Truth be told, it’s not an important message but, I just couldn’t wait to show you this…the Astor Chocolate 2014 Holiday Brochure was just released and it looks Awesome! … Continue reading

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Interview with a food stylist – Sefa Firdaus

Besides asking the stylists that I have worked with or communicated with for various projects, I put out a request on Facebook to find food stylists from all over the world. I was curious how the stylists outside the US … Continue reading

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Interview with a food stylist – Denise Vivaldo

Denise Vivaldo is one of those food stylist that is well known in the food photography community. Based in California, Denise’s team is called upon to style all over the world. Denise is the author of The Food Stylist’s Handbook as well … Continue reading

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Interview with a food stylist – Ronnie Charlton

I met Ronnie Charlton at a food photography workshop with Lou Manna. Ronnie was a restauranteur and food stylist and was learning more about the photography end of food photography. Ronnie sold the restaurant and moved to Oklahoma in 2011 … Continue reading

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Interview with a food stylist – Michael Giletto

I am going to try a series of interviews with food stylists-some of which I have worked with and some that I have only communicated with on Facebook. They will be from various locations around the world. The questions are … Continue reading

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You can take the teacher out of the classroom but…

My photography interest started in High School. I took photography as my art class with Mr. Flicka. Little did I know how that inspiration would affect my life. In college, I became an assistant for a local wedding photography studio … Continue reading

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