DIRECTOR / PHOTOGRAPHER / WRITER
Creative professional, culinary storyteller, visual artist, and published author.
Before picking up a camera professionally, I worked in advertising first as an account executive then as an art director. After moving to a tropical island (true story), I swapped the agency world for culinary school and fell in love with food. Not just how it looked and tasted, but the stories, people, and places behind it. I went on to work in professional kitchens before hanging up my apron and focusing on food writing and photography: my version of culinary storytelling.
As an artist, bold ideas thrill me as do colour and print, drama and whimsy. I'm equally passionate about the potential of a strong, stand-alone image as I am about creating a captivating film. And I'm a firm believer of collaboration. I love working with creative teams and clients to maximize the potential of a concept, no matter its size.
I'm based in Los Angeles + Toronto and create everywhere. Let's make some killer work together.
Arrivals + Departures
Crispin Cider / MillerCoors
Life & Thyme
RECOGNITION + AWARDS
2021 – Chosen Winner, American Photography 37
2021 – Best Art Film, Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
2021 – Hon. Mention, Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
2018 – Runner Up, Women Seen By Women, Julia Margaret Cameron Award
2017 – Finalist, Julia Margaret Cameron Award
2015 – Finalist, Julia Margaret Cameron Award
2018 – Doyennes of Photography LA, Castelli Art Space
2018 – Standard Vision Showcase + Month of Photography Los Angeles, SVLA1 Screen at L.A. Live
2018 – From Her Lens, RPA & Gallery 2525
2017 – Doyenne: Female Force in Food – Benefit for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles in partnership with Ace Hotel DTLA
2017 – The Golden Temple, Photo L.A.
2016 – Berlin Foto Biennale
A Woman's Place
by Deepi Ahluwalia, Stef Ferrari
Illustrated by Jessica Olah
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: March 5, 2019