Shooting fast with Jamie
David Loftus interviewed by Richard Krzyzak
David Loftus is a food photographer who has worked with a number of celebrity chefs, including Rachel Khoo, Gennaro Contaldo and April Bloomfield. But perhaps his most famous collaboration has been with Jamie Oliver, for whom he has done the photography for all but one of his internationally best-selling books.
Ribs photographed digitally in New York for Jamie’s American Road Trip in 2008. Like many of Loftus’s photographs, this was shot handheld using daylight, and styled by Oliver.
Top: Squid, photographed at the fish market in Aegina, Greece in 2008 for Jamie magazine.
Richard Krzyzak, art editor, designer, London and Hampshire
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