DIRECTOR / PHOTOGRAPHER / WRITER
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 photography and writing: my version of culinary storytelling.
But I didn't stop there. By utilizing my past experience in art direction, I love to create concepts that blur the lines of genres, and challenge how food can intersect the realms of lifestyle, travel, fashion, beauty, and still life.
I'm a creative professional, storyteller, visual artist, producer, and author. Bold ideas thrill me as do colour and print, drama and whimsy, design and typography. I'm equally passionate about the potential of a strong, stand-alone image as I am about creating a captivating film. I love all facets of production and highly enjoy working closely with all departments—pre and post-production—to ensure the best possible outcome on set and through final deliverables. 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 work local in Chicago, Los Angeles, Montréal, New York, Toronto and create everywhere. Let's make some killer work together.
Arrivals + Departures
Crispin Cider | MillerCoors
Life & Thyme
AWARDS + RECOGNITION
2022 – Selected Winner | AI-AP International Motion Art Award 10
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
2021 – Artist Spotlight | KOMYOON
2018 – Runner Up | Women Seen By Women: Julia Margaret Cameron
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