I am a photographer based in New York’s Hudson Valley and Brooklyn. I have photographed over 25 cookbooks for publishers such as Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, Rodale, and the Culinary Institute of America. I have been published in Food + Wine; Bon Appetit; and The New York Times.
I have worked on advertising campaigns for a vegetable (Andy Boy’s broccoli rabe), for meat (Fleisher’s & The Applestone Meat Company), for lines of gourmet sauces (Marie’s Salad Dressings, Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods & Sabra). I have created photographs for rebranding campaigns for canned fish (Chicken of the Sea) and for sandwiches (Arby’s). I provide visual content for social media (Maille, Triscuit). More and more, I have been adding motion components to still shoots.
This blog is a place for longer food stories that don’t fit on my regular site. It is to keep you up to date on my food-photo projects, and it is for glimpses into my personal life. I will include what is going on in both my kitchen and my edible garden, where I grow somewhat unusual edibles such as black currants, gooseberries, and paw paws. I am also learning to forage wild edibles, and I will show plants I have identified, and share recipes. In my free time, you can find me drilling holes in logs and inoculating them with gourmet mushrooms.
I find inspiration in the pages of cookbooks, and I love to cook in my own kitchen. I often take photos as I go.
Visit my website to see my photography portfolio: www.jennifermay.com