DIRECTOR / PHOTOGRAPHER / WRITER
A creative professional, visual artist, and published author well-versed in commercial production and culinary storytelling.
I worked in advertising before becoming a visual artist, first as an account executive then as an art director. After moving to a tropical island (true story), I took a little detour and went to culinary school, working in professional kitchens along the way. Eventually, I hung up my apron and started shooting and writing about food.
My passion for photography, motion and writing became culinary storytelling and my tools for self-expression. As I continue to evolve and broaden my scope as a storyteller, I lean on my past experience to help guide my work and my vision.
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 the creative components in a captivating film.
I'm based in Toronto + Los Angeles 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