Eric Marion-Williams is an experienced and dynamic professional photographer who has been working with chefs, restaurants and major brands in Chicago for the past 3 years. He has a background and education in Design from Columbia College. He specializes in Food Photography having completed over 300 shoots all over Chicago and outlying areas. While having experience in other areas such as Event and Headshot photography, his main passion and focus is food having been hired by companies such as GrubHub, Amazon Restaurants, Uber EATS, Meals on Wheels, Adidas and several individual chefs and restaurants.
I love food! There are so many elements of food that delight the senses. Color, texture, smell and of course taste. I really enjoy that I can shoot at a 5 star restaurant one day and a Mom and Pop hot dog joint the next and the challenge to make a mouth watering, crave inducing image is the same in both aspects.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Primarily I shoot on site in the restaurant. The main key to making the shoot special is getting the lighting just right and to be able to really highlight that "First bite" experience. The moment when the plate hits the table and you're ready to dive in!
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Participant in Meals on Wheels charity gala.
A fun fact about this photographer
I have spent many years in the entertainment business as an audio engineer. I work with celebrities and high level corporate CEOs on a regular basis.