The Art of Alchemy

The sense of something magical around transforming what are often everyday items (mainly food) into something special with a new sense of value is at the core of my work as Alchemy Photography. This approach is based around a number of principles:

  • Loving Food

    really looking at food and presenting it in its best possible form

  • Storytelling

    being conscious about the stories I am trying to tell with my food photography

  • Experimentation

    bringing in a sense of play & trying out different approaches, this may include ideas from other areas like still life & product photography

  • Practical

    helping you take a practical approach to your food photography – you don’t need masses of expensive equipment or a big studio space

  • Sharing

    I love to see what you are doing and am happy to share my tips and tricks

  • Learning

    every new food shot is an opportunity to learn and develop our photography


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Here is a sneak preview of the exciting things I am working on at the moment.
Hope you find something you like!

Scone story

Part of the magic of food for me is taking a series of ingredients, putting them together and seeing them transform into something else. I was never very keen… Read more


Dawn and I have been working together since 2013 when she completely transformed the food photography in my business.

She has captured the essence of both moments on training courses and some extremely tough to portray plates of food in such a way that when I saw the results, I wondered if I had been in the same room…a tale effortlessly told.

She takes the time to thoroughly engage with and understand the subject matter to enable her to tell the story beautifully in a photograph. A master of her craft, if you’re looking for a photographer, storyteller and coach who can raise your food styling and image of your business to a completely new level, I can think of no one better than Dawn. I wholeheartedly recommend her.

Deborah Durrant, Deliciously Raw Culinary School and Deli