Best Food Photography Commercial 1st Place


Tjaard Spiering

The Dutch-born photographer Tjaard Spiering has been based in Hamburg, Germany, since the early 90s. Tjaard also produces on multiple locations across Germany or, if asked, abroad. 

Premium packaging shots and a perfect price-performance ratio is what he is known for. 

His professional work focuses on food and still life photography. With an eye for detail and atmospherics, Tjaard masters photographic challenges with intuition and sensitivity. 

His background in graphic design permits him to use his experience to turn clients' ideas into perfect pictures. 

Tjaard Spiering is currently looking for a professional photo agent in the USA.

Recent clients include: The Schwan Food Company, MN, USA, Edwards Desserts, MN, USA, REWE Germany, Buitoni Pizza Switzerland, MövenpickNestlé Germany, 

Schwartauer Werke Germany, Penny Germany, Froneri Icecream Switzerland,  Findus Switzerland, Aurora Germany, Nestlé Middle East & Turkey, Boss 

Greece, Savory Gelato Latin America and Brazil, Vileda Germany


Best Food Photography Commercial 2nd Place

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John Troxell

John Troxell is a Los Angeles based food photographer. With a style quite his own. Not relying on the editorial “look” that so many food photographers capture, John concentrates on gorgeous super rich imagery.

Taking into consideration the birth of food and it’s natural beginnings to the farmers and people who bring it to the dinner table. The importance of this is captured in John’s website with the stunning landscape photography of almond and fruit trees and the farms that supply the goods.

The most important part of John’s photography is the true “mouth watering” imagery that you get.
Instagram: @troxphotos

Best Food Photography Commercial Honorable Mentions

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Sherif Tamin

Food, lifestyle and travel photographer; I rose up among a passionate family of artists who lived in Italy, a destination that inspired our lifestyle combining its flavors and arts with authentic Egyptian culture. Exploring the arts of everyday developed throughout my path to become a passion.

After graduating from school of architecture in 2001, I pulled my very basic gear and started an endless journey of exploring people, their lives, what they eat and where they travel. Wasn’t actually seeing photography as a career, as much as just participating in some documentaries and short articles, or doing some exhibitions. My first exhibition about Siwa oasis, a paradise in the North of Egypt western desert, was the spark that led to my professional path and determined the inevitable switch of vocation, from Architecture to Photography.

Food and culinary life has always been my undiscovered passion since childhood, which encouraged me to practice food photography and explore all the various facets of the gastronomic world. I have participated in various numbers of international conferences and workshops in New York, Boston and Los Angeles besides being around a massive network of culinary professionals around the world.

 Food is only a part of our lifestyle, and as a photographer, one cannot extract the culinary world from the daily life, which became my most honest subject; it enables me today to capture the day to day details and celebrate life by framing its simple fragments. Culinary photography enlarged my perspective, and allowed me today to embrace all life related subjects by enlarging my vision to include hospitality, designs, and the people who make it happen.

Together with a team of professional assistants, designers, art directors, stylists, and culinary experts, we are proud today to leave a visual signature that enriched the understanding of Lifestyle in Egypt and the Middle East.


Jan Kalish

Jan Kalish is an award-winning food photographer specialising in food and drink photography, splash-liquid, and still-life She completed her photography studies in South Africa with a distinction in specialist food photography — where she later lectured as professor. She currently has a studio based in Toronto and travels to shoot in the United Kingdom and Italy.

Jan has over 20 years of shooting experience in food, advertising, design and publishing including cookbooks, adverts, menus and food fine art posters. Jan works in the studio or on location, providing meticulous attention to client considerations; creating imagery that reflects her specialist knowledge in lighting and visual problem-solving skills

She provides in-house; concept development, styling, photography and full production services. Jan was honoured to receive multiple industry awards in 2018

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