The Kings Head Crab Salad by Paul Matthews

Shot for Brett Sandland Chef Patron of the Kings Head Pub and Restaurant, Aston Cantlow, Warwickhire, UK for a Recipe Book. Fresh British crab and a Salad of interesting depth and flavours. Using natural light and only one large white reflector. Deliberately shot in shadow light to minimise contract of the pale food against the black plate.

Sony ILCE-7RM3 with Zeiss FE 50mm | Exposure 1/125sec @ f/4 | ISO 100 | Focal Length 50mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
December 25, 2019



Value 12
Clarity 13
Composition 18
Style 13
Skill 12

Award Category
Food Photography

Born in Fulham, London Paul became first assistant to advertising photographer Malcolm Hulme at the age of 17. Just 3 years later freelancing as an assistant recommended by AFAEP for a number of top advertising shooters including Ray Massey. This was in the glory days of large format film cameras, highly technical as well as highly creative, Adobe had not yet been born.

Current Location
Warwickshire, UK



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