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I’m a freelance food photographer and writer based in Chicago with several years of experience in food, still life, real life and location/travel photography. My camera is merely a tool, it is the lens of my experience and perspective that captures the emotion and beauty that surrounds me; my passion for photographing people, places and food brings vibrance and clarity to each and every one of my photos.
I started A Cook’s Canvas while living in southern Germany for over 4 years where I immersed myself in European cuisine. I’ve always had a passion for cooking, photography and food, secretly wanting to be a chef. This website is intended to be my stepping stone to develop my inner chef while cooking and then capturing the beauty of food with my camera. I write about restaurants, their menus and the chefs behind them, telling the whole story.
My past clients have included professional chefs (portrait / in-action), restaurants, wine, cheese and spirit companies, cookware and kitchen products manufacturers and large events such as Michelin Star Guide Gala, the Cystic Fibrosis foundation’s annual Grand Chefs Gala, Bon Appetit magazine’s Chicago Gourmet and Grand Cru events, the annual Food Network in Concert at Ravinia, and I've covered the grand opening and special events at Mario Batali's Eataly Chicago, as well as covering chefs, restaurants and menus of countless fine dining restaurants here in Chicago.