Winners of the Production Paradise Previously Published | Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021


Here are the alluring images submitted in the Production Paradise Previously Published category of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021:

Founded in 2011 by Caroline Kenyon and her team at The Food Awards Company, the contest celebrates the best in food photography and film today. There are 30 unique categories that cover a range of depictions of food in society. The entries are then judged by experts—photographers, magazine editors, creative directors, film directors, food retailers, and chefs. This year, the esteemed panel of jurors included David Loftus, the Chair of Judges, Nicola Galloway, Jussi Brofeldt, and Francis Hodgson, among others. The title winner receives a cash prize of 5000 GBP.

First Winner: Remko Kraaijeveld, the Netherlands

Photograph/ Remko Kraaijeveld

After Party: I created the photograph for Feast on Fire by Smokey Goodness, a barbecue catering company. The idea was to portray celebrations for life and the love for food. So, we filled the table with an overwhelming selection of barbecued delicacies. The aesthetics of the image were inspired by the classic paintings of the Dutch masters. A large octa softbox was placed on the left side to recreate the painterly light and instructed each participant in the photo to represent a certain feeling. One of my assistants filled the room with puffs of smoke, and the other put the tablecloth on fire.

Second Winner: Mark Parren Taylor, United Kingdom

Photograph/Mark Parren Taylor

The Tokyo Izakaya: Kabuto is an izakaya (bar) located in an alleyway that is officially known as Memory Lane (Omoide Yokocho). Here, they prepare and serve eel in multiple unique ways, even along with beer. Izakayas are casual places for those who wish to have a drink after work. It is similar to a British or Irish pub.

Third Winner: Remko Kraaijeveld, the Netherlands

Photograph/Remko Kraaijeveld

Beer Party: This image, too, was featured in Feast on Fire. Here, I wanted to capture the euphoric moment where three pitmasters share a drink after work. During the shoot, the author, Jord Althuizen looked at me, and I immediately knew he was up the something. I lit the fire, and he sprayed his beer in the face of the pitmaster to his left.

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