Brendan O'Sullivan if a professional photographer completing shoots for clients Australia wide over the last 10 years. Food photography is a personal passion, offering clients a range of photographic services from a simple on-site photoshoot, right through to a portable studio shoot, for a range of situations best suited to the clients personal choice. Shooting in 2020 with the latest technology available, offering clients amazing quality images perfect for use in print and social media applications in a timely and professional manner.
I did a photo shoot where I had to both shoot and "cook" for the client. I had that skill base to be able to make fresh pizza dough onset and help style with a professional stylist. This was a full day shoot and the excitement in the client as the shots were revealed. I walked away from this job the most satisfied professionally speaking, from any job. I realized not only I could shoot and get perfect shots for the client but also offer a skill not normally associated with a photographer. This to me was an important point of difference. I always grab a camera with me everywhere I go.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Most of my paid work was done in a restaurant as the dishes were passed out of the kitchen. Another larger setup was a full mobile studio with light meters, pocket wizards and tethered shooting. I have a home studio now where a lot of my portfolio shots are done. I love my light meter, my lights and the arrangement of food on the plate. I have that skill set to help a client make the dish for the camera and not just for the eye.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Unfortunately, any awards were cooking competitions.
A fun fact about this photographer
As a young chef working in France when I was 20, I was interviewed twice for a position to be the personal chef to the late rockstar Prince. However, I lost out on that position.