About Karen Thomas
Karen is a London-based Food Photographer and Director and has been shooting professionally for over 20 years. However, she has been accompanied by a camera for much longer. In the beginning it was a red, plastic Halina: now it’s a Hasselblad H6D-100.
She loves to cook and eat and really loves to feed people. In the early days of her career she even used to prepare the lunches for the shoots. That was fun but obviously not something she was able to keep up with! So you can see that she is pretty dedicated to the pleasure that is food. That’s why she's managed to carve out a successful path in food photography, which has resulted in high-profile clients such as M&S, Costa, McDonalds, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Nestle, Birds Eye, and General Mills, to name a few.
She is very passionate about her work and derives immense satisfaction in receiving a brief and being able to plan and execute a beautiful project that is shot or filmed with great love. She works with flash, continuous lighting, and also daylight, it’s all about what the project needs. The biggest pleasure for Karen is taking a subject and bringing it to life using beautiful lighting in whichever form that may be.
Having had many different studios all over London, Karen has been settled in her 1300 sq ft studio in Elephant & Castle since February 2019. It’s a fantastic space with plenty of room to run a couple of sets, whilst clients can relax on a mezzanine level overlooking the main space.
Here is a behind-the-scenes video so you can see for yourself a little of what Karen and her team get up to.
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