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 spend a big portion of my working time making cookbooks, which I love. Here is yet another one that was recently published. I’ve been working on this one for the last year. It’s with the, in Sweden, very popular Ernst Kirchsteiger. On the team was also Linda Berlin, prop stylist and Kristina Valentin, recipe tester and cook. The book is published by Bonnier Fakta. I mostly enjoyed shooting this book on location. Spending a few days in a part of Sweden where I ever hardly go, Värmland. By dark lakes, and blue forests in an old spooky mansion. A little scary but with beautiful places to shoot. Here are a few of my favorite images.
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