Why I am passionate about local food

Why I am passionate about local food

When I was young you didn’t buy everything from a supermarket. Most of our family shopping was done at the family-run shop across the road or by visiting particular retailers or the street market in the nearby city.  The market stalls and greengrocers sold local...
The Gourmet Festival

The Gourmet Festival

Kinsale is the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. We have been visiting the town since the 1990s and remain in love with its community and its food. There are lots of travel stories to tell about Kinsale, and there will be many on this website as I publish more on the...
A year in the life of a Goat Dairy

A year in the life of a Goat Dairy

I documented the cheese making year of a goat farm. My client wanted to tell the story of how they make their artisan cheese in visual form. Whilst they had some photos they had taken they now felt that they needed a more dedicated set of images. My first encounter...
Smart-Casual Fine Dining

Smart-Casual Fine Dining

I was asked to photograph a fine dining event. This was a dinner held by  Telegraph Events hosted by their restaurant critic William Sitwell and prepared by Aldo Zilli, the celebrity chef. The brief from my client was to take some group images of people relaxing...
Gubbeen

Gubbeen

We met Giana Ferguson at Skibbereen Farmers’ Market on a Saturday in late October. We chatted over some dim sum served from a market stall, and she told us about the history of her wonderful cheese and how the farm had developed into a leading Irish artisan food...