Vanessa Pike-Russell
Food photography became an interest when I moved to Tasmania (2000 - 2002) and I wanted to share some of my gastronomic journey with friends and family, and my online international foodie friends. When I came back to the Illawarra (South of Sydney, Australia) I continued with a food blog featuring local restaurants and food stores in the illawarra region and outside of the Illawarra during my travels to Queensland, Tasmania and regular visits to Sydney.

Food is something that is accessible, universal and challenging to photograph. I strive to achieve that 'I want to lick the screen' effect.
If I am enjoying a wonderful meal that is presented in an artful way, taking a photograph makes that moment last longer. Sharing it with others and promoting the many wonderful local restaurants is something I enjoy. By my photography I wish to communicate my
appreciation of good food in good locations.

Musman Curry from Crown Thai, Wollongong

Photography is an important part of my life. Ever since I can remember I have loved capturing precious moments. My earliest photographs were portraits of friends and family. I enjoy freezing a moment in time, capturing images that are fun and full of expression.

I have a red bubble store, a stock photo account with fotolia and a profile on gekko images. I support non profit education and culture based organisations such as Picture Australia and the Powerhouse museum.

Prawns on a stick with satay sauce ($3 each sk...

I am available for local photoshoots and for product photography. I would love to be invited to a restaurant launch, celebration of a new seasonal menu or promotions. Please contact me if you would like some feedback on a product of if you need your menu photographed for a website. If your business doesn't have a website please contact me. My packages including photography start at $250 for an extensive site powered by the content management system Joomla and customised templates. Alternatively, I will work for food :)

I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS3 to edit my images, upload to Flickr and oublish to this food blog and Foodbuzz.

I thank you for visiting and hope that you will vote for me on Foodbuzz, have a look at the books on my bookshelf and take the time to enjoy your local food suppliers. By local, think global.

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