jerry arnold photography

since 1998 - professional, fun, fast & flexible - satisfaction guaranteed

food photographer central florida

Food is Art!

Having a camera makes you no more a photographer than having a hammer and some nails makes you a carpenter. Claude Adams

Among my many passions cooking is at near the top. Perhaps that is what appeals to me about food photography. While no chef myself, I have spent enough years in the kitchen to appreciate the talents of great chefs; I have gained an appreciation for the skill and imagination required to create great food...and present it beautifully.

When I see someone with great culinary talents make art from seemingly random components, I am drawn to the opportunity to capture what has now, to me, become art. And, frequently, when I have accomplished that task, I get to eat my work.

food photography

"Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements." Marcel Boulestin

"Cooking is an art, but you eat it too." Marcella Hazan


Capturing the essence of fine food, and the nuance and elegance of its presentation, requires the same dedication to photographic craft as a fine portrait. Food photography, styling, "posing" and lighting a chef's "children", his prized culinary offspring, is a unique photographic specialty. For most of my life I have enjoyed cooking, entertaining and fine dining. But it was when I got my first assignment photographing food over 13 years ago that I really began to appreciate the high art form that food had become.

Today when I begin a food photography project I have a single goal: create a photographic work of art that does proud the efforts of the real artist, the chef. And then, if I am lucky enough, I eat the fruits of my labor. Bon Appétit.