I started out working for the NME, shooting local rock groups. I then did shoots for record companies . In my twenties I progressed to reportage and portraits; shooting for Cosmopolitan, She and Elle. I did some work for The Observer and The Sunday Times. I had exhibitions in Paris and Chartres during my many years in France. I had a b/w travel exhibition with archival prints in 2000 'Snap Decisions' in Exmouth Market.
These framed prints are for sale at £250 each.
I'm hoping to have an exhibition of some of my rock stuff of Madness, The Specials, Kirsty Macoll, Sid Vicious, Morrissey to mention a few, when I get time.
My influences in photography are traditional: Cartier Bresson for reportage, Richard Avedon for studio work. I was reluctant to switch to digital but now rarely shoot analogue. I love black and white and think you can't achieve the same gritty and grainy quality on digital when it comes to prints.
I was always passionate about food, spending most of my income on it. I gradually found myself cooking professionally for various cafés and at festivals. In January 2009, a few months after starting my food blog msmarmitelover.com, I launched one of the first UK supperclubs 'The Underground Restaurant' which was an immediate success.
I now mostly shoot food and travel.
I'm the author of five books:
Supper Club: recipes and notes from The Underground Restaurant, published by Harper Collins, on March 31st 2011.
Msmarmitelover's Secret Tea Party (Square Peg 2014)
V is for Vegan (Quadrille 2015)
Get started in food writing (Hodder 2015)
V is for Vegan (Chronicle 2016)
Organic Carrot Book (Red pubs 2019) commissioned by British Organic Carrot Farmers.
In 2011 I was named as one of London's 1000 most influential people by the Evening Standard.
In 2013 I won the Guild of Food Writers best food blog of the year.
In 2014 I won the Fortnum and Mason best online food writer of the year.
Please contact me for commissions.