A few new cookbooks I’ve been working on were recently published. These images are from Zeina’s Green Kitchen by Zeina Mourtada. We decided on a colourful look for this book as we did for her first book. She loves color and so do I and it just goes really well with her food and who she is. She has a very popular instagram account @zeinaskitchen and a popular food website www.zeinaskitchen.se and the book is for sale here (all in Swedish).
In october I went on an inspiring assignment to the island of Crete in Greece to make a cookbook together with Jill Johnson and Maria Molin Ljunggren. The recipes are from Jill and Maria and the many Cretan women they have become friends with after many years visiting Crete. The theme is food from Crete and here are some of the huge amounts of photos I took for the book. You can read more about the book and get it here.
Sundkurs.se is a Swedish website about well-being where I take all the photos for the recipe part of the site. I work together with recipe developer/food stylist Liselotte Forslin. All individual images in this post are linked to the recipe (in Swedish only). Image above is linked to the website.
The individual images are:
Den har matpyramiden har jag satt ihop och fotograferat. Mai-Lis Hellenius har bestämt proportionerna av hur mycket av varje. Bilden är tagen för Sundkurs.se och versionen med linjer och rörelse finns som poster i Hjärt Lungfondens webbshop.
I photographed and put together this Food Pyramid for Sundkurs.se. Man-Lis Hellenius was in charge of the proportions in it. This image with the lines and small moving figures is for sale as a poster in Hjärt Lungfonden’s webshop.
One more cookbook. I worked with this cookbook during last winter and spring and now ten months later when summer is coming to an end it is time for it to be published. As usual I have taken the photos and this time I worked with Zeina Mourtada. Zeina has a very popular Swedish food blog called Zeinas Kitchen and this is her first cookbook. The theme of the book is Middle Eastern food and everything in it is so good. What I loved about making this book was getting to know Zeina, working with colors, learning more about Middle Eastern food and that Zeina was open to so many of my ideas of color, props, backdrops. The book is published by Bonnier Fakta and the graphic design by Eva Wilsson.
I made a whole bunch of images for Sundkurs.se back in December. I was so happy making these images with all the lovely fruits, vegetables, fish, beans and other beautiful, edible, photogenic, most of it good for you food. So much fun planning and making these photos.
I so much loved making this book. I think of many reasons. I love flowers. Vegetables, fruits and berries are so photogenic. I like that I had a bigger part in the styling and collecting of props than I usually have. More of that please! I liked going out in my wild garden in the morning before photoshoots collecting flowers and leaves. I liked coming up with different ideas for the images. I liked working close with Elisabeth Fock at Natur och Kultur (the publisher). I liked Petter Bergström‘s (the author) inventive recipes. I also love Kristin Lidströms book design. You can by the book here and here.
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