For the food content creator/stylist
"My name is Marisa Alvarsson, also known as “Miss Marzipan” online. I have created, styled and shot numerous homemade dishes as a cookbook author, food blogger, content creator for social media and editorial publications. For me, the authenticity of the dish portrayed is really crucial, i.e. as it is presented to me, or in the setting where it would naturally be served."
Paul Lindqvist, photographer
"In my work, no matter the object I am portraying, I am constantly aware of the importance of light, or the lack thereof."
For the photographer
"My name is Paul Lindqvist and I am a commercial photographer who specialises in food, product and portraits. I am based in Stockholm, but my work takes me all over Sweden. I have been working actively as photographer since 2007."
Above you see the same dish photographed in two different light settings. The soft, warm ambient lighting above illuminates the texture and details in food, revealing form and dimension. Within the soft light spectre, there can be different types of mood and degrees of shadows, but they are all close to the natural light.
When the dish is photographed in an artificial light with a sharp flash, you get a different mood. This type of hard and cold light brings out the cool and clean feeling from the plates and glasses, but the food might be perceived as a bit flat. Sharp artificial light can lose detail but add drama, dimension, and depth to compositions.