Last night, the Mall Galleries in London hosted the annual Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year awards, which I was honoured to attend. Entering under the 'BBC Good Food Fresh Talent' category, my images made it through to the final, earning 'highly commended' from the judges and are being exhibited at the Mall Galleries from 26th - 29th April, before being displayed further afield. I submitted under the 'Food Mentors' category, each of my five subjects having some influence on my relationship to food. Here's a couple of snaps from the awards evening, as well as the photos themselves.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Saturday, 22 April 2017
Saturday, 25 June 2016
When The Poet at Matfield asked me back to photograph their summer menu, there was no debate about going or not - the stunning food they serve is always a delight to photograph, let alone to eat! Now under the enthusiastic hand of Head Chef Petrus Madutlela, the grub at this gastropub has never been better.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Thirty-one year old James Spencer spends his days in a pub. As jobs go, this sounds like a pretty good offing. Previously at the helm of a well reputed gastropub, he now runs The Hopbine, a "proper boozer" in the middle of the countryside. It's the kind of place where you feel like a local on your first visit and speak to almost everyone you meet - a rare treat indeed. So how hard a job can it be? What does it take to manage a pub? I caught up with James to find out...
Friday, 1 April 2016
The Rockies had provided an experience a little different from what I had anticipated. A sense of loneliness and isolation marked me. I encountered a refreshing reminder of my own smallness and mortality in contrast with the thunderously grand and ageless mountains. I had expected quaint alpine-like towns rather than the industrial sprawl of Golden and the likes. But that is a large portion of what travel is about, surely? Having your preconceptions altered or smashed entirely and learning that, removed from your daily circumstances, you are still you at the end of the day.
Monday, 14 March 2016
Entering the Rockies from Calgary
The name 'Whistler' had for many years represented a dream vacation; an ideal, but not a possible reality. For mountain bikers circa year 2000, Whistler was emerging and making headlines in the bike magazines as 'the Mountain Bike Mecca'. After a few years the thought of making the transatlantic crossing to Western side of Canada drifted into obscurity for reasons many. Until, around this time last year, a simple decision was made. It was never going to become more of a possibility, so if we wanted to do it in this lifetime, it was now or never.
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Over the past couple of months I've been working towards giving my portfolio website an overhaul, which, at last, is complete. Like a trusty engine, I've stripped it down, simplified it, cleaned it up and updated it. The results are ready for you to take a cheeky peak at www.jasonwain.co.uk.
Let me know what you think!