Geeking out over…Food photography by Darren Mckean

Posted at November 12, 2011 by 0 Comment

One of the core aims of Total Food Geeks is to support and encourage those involved in the Scottish food industries…

Be it a butcher, a baker, a writer, a chef, a producer… we will be there to praise the best in the field. One of my personal areas of food fanaticism comes in the form of food photography; every meal, every snack with any semblance of beauty will be captured on camera before the first mouthful is taken.

Sharing these images with friends/followers, or re-living the food at a later date through them is a key part of my eating experience. My memories of great conversations and blissful moments are almost all intertwined with the flavours and textures of the food and drink consumed at the time.

So, to celebrate my love of food photography (and complete envy of those that do it well) I wanted to write about a food photographer who has captured some of Edinburgh’s food so beautifully.

Darren McKean from Fiona McKean Photography

Based in Dumfries, Darren and his wife Fiona run a photography company together. Although they photograph a wide number of situations, such as weddings, events and portraits, it was Darren’s food photography that drew me to them. On their website Darren says “We adore photography, I love food” and this in apparent is every sumptuous picture.

Darren travels the length and breadth of the country capturing the offerings of Scottish restaurants, cafes, chefs and producers, and when asked about his path in life the answers are filled with pure joy.

Wherever we travel I always find myself drawn to local markets and the first thing I always look for is the local produce.

I still find it a tremendous privilege to work with restaurants and businesses to help promote the products they have.

We were lucky enough to be given exclusive access to the beautiful shots which Darren took only this week for our city’s own The Edinburgh Larder. And as a picture speaks a thousand words, I will leave you with these. If you’re still hungry for more, I definitely recommend you wander through Darren’s mouth-watering portfolio here. It’s certainly food for thought.

Total Food Geeks - Darren McKean Food Photography - Edinburgh Larder

Total Food Geeks - Darren McKean Food Photography - Edinburgh Larder

Total Food Geeks - Darren McKean Food Photography - Edinburgh Larder

Total Food Geeks - Darren McKean Food Photography - Edinburgh Larder

Total Food Geeks - Darren McKean Food Photography - Edinburgh Larder

To find out more about Fiona & Darren’s food photography go to:

Fiona McKean Photography

or email Darren directly at darren@fionamckeanphotography.com

Photo credit: Darren McKean

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About Georgia

To me, food means great comfort, enticement, fun, joy, and almost always making a mess. Edinburgh is my haven; we've enough eateries and food fanatics to keep every waking hour of life deliciously fulfilled. You'll find me discussing the delights of baking, discovering our city's restaurants and devouring homely comforts. I geek out over: culinary events, foodie photos and my grannie's fairy cakes Twitter: @ideaspotting Blog: www.bakenation.com

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