We’re a growing collective of content creators inspired by the world of food
Photographer, Cook, Stylist
Aimee is a self-taught cook and photographer and has created an incredible career from home. She began in her early 20’s finding a love for baking. She began blogging about her recipes: ‘I found that with food blogging you need to have good photos so I got a cheap Samsung compact slr and started focusing on the styling and photos more and more’. Before long Aimee decided to try and work full time with food. Her hugely successful Instagram site is testament to her incredible talents – cooking, styling & photography, all with her stunning, natural style. Aimee has won the prestigious Pink Lady Food Photography prize in the bloggers category in 2019 and 2020 respectively. And yes, she has upgraded her camera.
Harriet started out in a London photography studio, mainly washing up and folding towels. Photography had always been a hobby but being surrounded daily by creatives and photographers she saw it could be her career path. Smart phones changed everything, having a good camera with her 24/7. ‘I had an insatiable need to snap everything I loved, which largely boiled down to the food I ate in restaurants’. Commissions began to roll in. Harriet has photographed a number of brilliant chefs (including Tom Kerridge, Thomasina Miers and Nieves Barragan) and more recently had some exciting drinks projects which is a field she’s thrilled to be emerging into. ‘It’s unsurprising that a lot of my work has a natural lifestyle feel. Combining my two great loves (three if you count travel) photography and food in all honesty feels like I’m cheating life a bit. Thrilled to be part of the Bite collective and can’t wait to collaborate with you’. CLIENTS INCLUDE: Chillys bottles, Salcombe Distilling Co, Taco Bell, Scratch Rum, Taster kitchens, Code Hospitality, Lyaness Bar, The Conduit London, Home House, Marksman Public house, The Telegraph, Chefs in schools, Ally Capellino.
Hugo & Zac
French duo Hana and Cedric had an amateur love of food and photography. This reached a turning point in 2010 when, whilst living in London, they launched their food blog. It was a way of experimenting and sharing with their friends back in France. Besides the regular posts and articles, they focussed increasingly into stop-motion animation as it was a fun and creative way to show the steps of a recipe with an added magical twist. Instagram provided a great platform for their work and they grew a large following of people who loved their warm and innovative style. In 2013, Hana and Cédric founded JVEB STUDIO, a stop-motion content creator for food and lifestyle brands. Clients include Nestlé, Nikon, Sephora, Farrow & Ball, Carrefour, L’Occitane and Yves Rocher.
‘Our relationship with food is a sensory one: we are amazed by the endless palette of textures and colours that one can create with nature’s produce. And, since we moved our studio to the countryside, we are now even closer to the source. We try and promote the virtues of organic, locally grown ingredients and we are pleased to see that it’s a growing focus amongst our clients as well.’
Matt Russell is a London based Photographer and Director. He has spent years honing a photographic style that has established him as a highly sought after photographer and director. Matt’s ability to make food look stunning whilst always natural and authentic shows a unique understanding of his subject. As well as food, his work encompasses travel, lifestyle, editorial, and portraiture. He captures the stories of the people and places he encounters, and finds the exceptional in the characters, food and landscapes.
Matt loves to work closely with clients to achieve their vision for both editorial and advertising. He has created advertising campaigns for Waitrose & Partners, Colmans, Diageo, Harrods, Hellmanns, Seven Seas, Costa and Johnnie Walker.
In addition he has worked with some of the biggest and most respected food brands and icons in the industry, including The River Cafe, Mildreds, Jamie Oliver, Anna Jones, Joseph Trivelli and Yasmin Khan. He’s a regular contributor to The Guardian, as well as being featured in editorials such as The Times, Observer Food Monthly, Waitrose Food Magazine and Conde Nast Traveller. His work has been published by some of the most respected publishers such as Phaidon, Bloomsbury, 4th Estate, Hardie Grant, Pavilion and Octopus.
Matt is also the co-founder of Grocery Studios. A North London photographic studio and creative workspace, home to a community of photographers and directors.
Niall began directing TV shows, he co-created Grand Designs (Bafta nominated) and directed The Naked Chef (also Bafta nominated) before starting work as a commercial film director. Niall loves strong visual storytelling and ever since the early days of working with Jamie Oliver food is often at the heart of those stories. Still working in both the commercial and TV worlds Niall loves to collaborate, writing as well as directing, always aiming get the very best out of a project. Bright, bold, fun, real, exciting food. He has directed high profile campaigns for Sainsbury’s, Asda, Aldi, Knorr, Birds Eye and Hovis amongst others. Niall is currently in pre-production for Jamie Oliver’s next major Channel 4 food series ‘TOGETHER’ celebrating the joys of cooking for friends and appreciating a part of life that we’ve all been missing so much lately.
Niall is the founder of BITE. His ambition is to search out likeminded talent who have a beautiful and original approach to food. The collective is the strength of BITE. Collaboration benefits our way of working, making a highly creative working atmosphere that brings the most to, and gets the best out of any project.
Steve trained as a chef at culinary school, and latterly for 3 years under Rick Stein. He went on to become head chef at the Chancery Restaurant on Chancery Lane in London and Coda restaurant at the Royal Albert Hall. In 2010 he began combining his work as a chef with travel; working in France, Switzerland and the US (at Chez Panisse under Alice Waters). He came back to the UK in 2016 and set up The Bunch of Grapes in Bradford-on-Avon, which gained many accolades from the best Sunday roast in the Observer Food Monthly Awards and the Good Food Guide. He also gained a place in the Michelin Guide.
After a couple of years Steve sold his business in order to pursue his love of cooking and travel. This took him all over the world, as far as India, all over Europe and Africa and it was during this time he began taking pictures of the dishes he was creating. ‘I take inspiration from my surroundings and I work with the seasons, using nature and natural light for guidance to create dishes and take beautiful honest images. I greatly appreciate the art of plating food and the photographic opportunities it creates’
The Visuals Team