Creative Food photography
The Art of Creative Food Photography
In the age of social media and foodie culture, creative food photography has become an art form in its own right. Gone are the days when a simple snapshot of your meal sufficed. Today, it's all about creating images that not only showcase your culinary creations but also tell a mouthwatering story.
The Palette of Imagination: Creative Food Photography Explained
Food photography isn't just about taking pictures of your dishes; it's about invoking emotions and cravings through visuals. Here, we delve into the world of creative food photography and how to make your culinary masterpieces truly Instagram-worthy.
For a professional food photographer, the process of creating beautiful food photos becomes the norm at some point. A routine, if I may say so. When you've been doing something every day for years, even the coolest and most interesting activity can become routine. In this case, unusual and creative food photography can save you from burnout. As an example, let's look at this creative food photography. The task was to photograph several scenarios, so that it was clear which scene was left out of the frame. 
In this shot, I needed to show passion. Looking at this shot, the viewer should get a picture of a dinner, perhaps a date. Dinner has not yet had time to finish, as between the lovers burst passion and ... the evening meal moved abruptly into the bedroom. If you know what I mean :)
Creative food photography
How would you show loneliness if you only had food at your disposal? I pictured loneliness like this.
Creative food photography
A meeting of old friends
Evening. Common table. Friendly conversation and shared memories.
Creative Food photo, Creative food photography, unfinished dinner
Tense situation
Unfortunately, our lives are a series of ups and downs. We all have difficult times when we have to make tough decisions. This is exactly the situation I tried to portray in this food photo.
Creative Food photography
Creative Food photography
Creative Food photography
Creative Food photography
As you can see, food photography can and should not always be beautiful and perfect. Sometimes, to achieve a certain effect or to evoke certain feelings in the viewer you need to go beyond the usual. And even with creative food photography you can tell a whole story in one photo.

By the way, this series of food photos get a Honorable Mention in the IPA photo competition. My other awards can be found on this page.

If you would like to book London-based food photographer Sergey Melnikov to photograph a restaurant menu, cookbook and other commercial story, or to purchase images you have seen on my website, please contact me.
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