JONATHAN LOVEKIN  |  STILL LIFE, FOOD, LANDSCAPE + LIGHTING  | SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 

image:  Trevor Hart

image:  Trevor Hart

Jonathan Lovekin is often referred to as the best food photographer in the business - and for those of you who have an interest in food photography he needs no further explanation. He is known for his work with Nigel Slater, however his photography has donned the pages of many cookbooks including "Real Food" - for which he won the prestigious Glenfiddich Award, "The Kitchen Diaries", Tender and Tender II.

He has worked with Yotam Ottolenghi for the cookbooks:  Plenty + Jerusalem, Angela Hartnett for My Family and Other Recipes", Martha Stewart on her Baking Handbook", and Nathalie Hambro for Vogue.

Since graduating from a photography course at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Jonathan’s big break came when his editorial work caught the eye of Nigel Slater and the pair began a long term collaboration resulting in Jonathan’s photography not only dominating the Observer’s food pages, but also illustrating Slater’s books from Appetite to ‘Tender II’ and everything in between.  His advertising campaigns include Lurpak, Tropicana, and Sainsbury’s.

This Ace Camp is a rare opportunity to spend time with one of the best for a three day, four night workshop in Seattle.


SUPPLIES:  A DSLR camera, a macro lens for the food shots would be useful. your computer with your version of a photo processing system, especially to talk post production/grading of the images. Please contact me here to make sure your photographic ability is on par with the workshop participants.


image:  Jonathan Lovekin

image:  Jonathan Lovekin

This Ace Camp includes:

  • 3 day workshop with Jonathan Lovekin
  • A one-on-one personal session with Jonathan Lovekin
  • 4 nights at an exclusive home in Seattle, Washington (*based on double occupancy)
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners including dinner TBD
  • Snacks + beverages during the workshop
  • Transportation to and from location shoots

*Some rooms are single occupancy and will be on first come basis.

You will be sent a list of supplies to bring after registration.

Workshop is limited to 12 people.

Fee:  $2549.00 - airfare is not included

Deposit:  $1349.00 - due when place in workshop is confirmed 

Final Payment of $1200.00 due April 25, 2014


There will be no refunds for this workshop - please know you can make it before your registration.

All participants of this Ace Camp will be staying in one of two beautiful homes in Seattle.  Most of the participants will have their own room - this is on a first come, first serve basis.  That is, those that register first will have the option of their own room.

For those of you not familiar with Seattle, Washington, it is a coastal seaport city in the Pacific Northwest. It's home of Pike Place Market, Seattle Centre, Seattle Art Museum, and the waterfront park.

In reality, Seattle gets less rain than New York, Miami and dozens of other U.S. cities - but we hope everyone comes prepared ...just in case.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, universally nicknamed "Sea-Tac", is located in the city's southern suburbs. Ace Camps will help you to arrange shared taxis to the accommodation for the workshop after flight details with us have been shared.

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JONATHAN LOVEKIN

Jonathan Lovekin is often referred to as the best food photographer in the business - and for those of you who have an interest in  food photography he need no further explanation. He is known for his work with Nigel Slater and his photography has donned the pages of many cookbooks including:  Real Food, The Kitchen diaries , Tender and Tender ll , winning him two prestigious Glenfiddich Awards.

Since graduating in photography from the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Jonathan moved into Food Photography when his editorial work caught the eye of Nigel Slater and the pair began a long term collaboration resulting in Jonathan’s photography not only dominating the Observer’s food pages but also illustrating Slater’s books from Appetite to Tender ll and everything in between. He works with cookery writers Yotam Ottolenghi ( Plenty and Jerusalem), Martha Stewart (Baking Book) ,Angela Hartnett (Cucina and My Family and Other Recipes) and Nathalie Hambro ( Vogue). He has a masters in Architectural History and Theory and his architectural and landscape projects have taken him around the world, he is passionate about all aspects of his art form.


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The workshop will be held in various locations around Seattle, however, primarily in Aran Goyoaga's studio.  Aran will be there to help with the food styling and preparations.  There will also be a private chef preparing the meals for the workshop attendees.


Itinerary 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Travel day - make your way to the house for check-in at 5:00pm. There will be snacks, beverages and appetizers waiting for you.

7:30pm - Dinner at the house.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Breakfast

Morning: Head to studio.

Introduction, some thoughts on the photographer’s visual tools for making images: Flatness, Frame Focus and Time. Jonathan will bring references, examples of work to discuss - Still life Food and Landscape + Lighting.

Lunch

Afternoon: Practice shooting some food in the studio. Learn about composition, propping/backgrounds and light when working in a studio.

Discuss the food/market and "on location" shots.

Dinner at TBD

 

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Breakfast

Morning on assignment - various locations. Groups will be sent out in the morning - then meet at lunch location.

Afternoon session to work on photo processing.

Evening:  Dinner at house.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The study of ingredients for still life and food preparation. 

Put together a combination of images, a mixture of food + ingredients with context - a refining of what you've shot on the previous two days.

Presentation of assignment

Final farewell dinner with cocktails at house.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Breakfast

Check out and travel day.

Nota Bene: this is a prospective itinerary. It is subject to modest modifications, dependent on local weather, new opportunities and the desires of the group.