Creative photography, Editorial photography, Travel photography

Jay Harley Chef

Nutritous food for all


During this period of lockdown it’s been difficult for us all not least with regard to working together.

Recently I have been working (socially distanced) with local Chef Jay Harley.

Jay is head chef at Relish a specialist Events Catering Company  catering for weddings, corporate vents and private parties.

Based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire he works across the UK.

During lockdown due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Jay has been working on creating healthy, nutritious food that is simple to create and brining his knowledge and skills to us all.

Using fresh fruit and vegetables he has created everything from fresh salads and sauces to fantastic summer puddings and barbecue marinades. You can view Jay’s recipes on his Instgram page here JayHarleyFood.

Over this period of time I have created an on going portfolio of photography including some great portraits of Jay during a break from his busy kitchen.

Having worked with chef’s over many years including Gordon Ramsey, Raymond Blanc and Marco Pierre White I know how precious time is in the kitchen.

Being able to work quickly and efficiently is essential, I bring over 25 years of national press and magazine experience to the table.

So when Jay needed a portrait shot it was done and dusted within 10 minutes and Jay was back to work.

The set of images was then processed in Adobe Lightroom and uploaded for use within 1 hour of the shot finishing.

So even during lockdown I have been able to work positively with local clients helping them and the larger community in this difficult time.

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Photography tips:


When working with busy people always let them get on with their job.

It sounds simple but interupting the flow of a creative will not help you get the shot.

Work proactivly shoot in a reproatge style as they work.Look out for vignettes , details that will fill out the portfolio of photography.

Be patient !When the itme is right you will get the opportunity to shoot that portrait, but it may be short and you need to be ready.