Kirstie Young Photography

All entries published in July 2013

Curiouser and curiouser

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting the content of a family cookery book for a company called Curious Cooks.  Not the usual kids fare of smiley faced pizza or baked potatoes fashioned into animals, but instead a book full of great tasting imaginative meals that will see families fighting over who gets a second helping.  It will literally get your kids feeling more adventurous, imaginative, and indeed Curious about food.  And as Alice said in the Lewis Carroll classic :

“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures?” so here are a couple of my favourites.


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*Spoiler – Shameless self-promotion coming up…*

Has anyone got an art-shaped space on their kitchen wall that is crying out for more than a wooden spoon hanging from a hook, a retro metal Coke sign or a selection of your local take-away menus? Then head down to the gallery of No4Clifton in Bristol and have a peruse of my exhibition.  They are going to be up on their walls and on sale for the next 3 months.

Below is one of the pictures from the exhibition, but if there is a particular food that you would like immortalised on your kitchen wall just get in touch, I’m very happy to create something bespoke to fit your taste and tastebuds.



Exhibition: No.4 Clifton Village, Rodney Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4HY 0117 9706869


Capturing cool

Sometimes I am asked to shoot something that sounds quite simple, but ends up being ridiculously hard to get right. I love those jobs, even if they invariably take 5 times as long as I had reckoned for, because when you finally hit it right it’s like that first glass of red wine in the evening.  Bloody satisfying.

This week I was asked if I would shoot some guitars.  Yes is pretty much the only answer to a question involving work.  How hard could it be … I think photographing them for the first time must be the same as when you try and play them for the first time.  It looks like it should be effortless, but it’s like trying to knit yoghurt.

Eventually I found my guitar shooting mojo.  Aaaand relax.