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to travel, food and portrait
photographer Helen Cathcart

Tuesday 5 May 2015

New Zealand and Tasmania via Hong Kong

At the start of the year I spent some time in one of my most favourite places, New Zealand. I have finally found the time to put some of the images together. Pictured above is Ohope, Hahei, Tahune Park in Tasmania and a little stop over at East Hotel Hong Kong.

Friday 7 November 2014

Geronimo Inns Christmas Menu

This was a little shoot I did for Geronimo Inns who have lots of lovely pubs around London and I regularly photograph their food for them. We had to capture imagery for their Christmas Brochure to showcase their lovely menu. Styling was done by my own fair hand.

Monday 20 October 2014

Racing Green Brand Campaign - Spinach Design

So in case you didn't know, I'm now a fashion photographer. Well not really but I did just shoot the new brand campaign for Racing Green men's clothing, and had lots of fun doing it. The lovely people at Spinach Design who commission me regularly, thought I would be a good fit to shoot some relaxed lifestyle type images of a day in the life of two 'laaads'. So I got to spend a day wandering round East London with two lovely male models. It's a hard life. 

Monday 18 August 2014

Toto's Restaurant, Knightsbridge

I ventured far out of my East London comfort zone to shoot this one! Toto's restaurant is an art deco mix of black leather, gold and white linen wrapped up in a grade II listed building in Knightsbridge. It serves beautiful Italian cuisine, and has experience and pedigree from La Gavroche behind it. If you want a special, opulent night out without pretentiousness, this is definitely one to try.

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Wickenden Hutley - Interior Designers

Melissa Hutley and Charlie Wickenden make up this very talented new interior design duo. They asked me to photograph all their projects for their new website, www.wickendenhutley.com. From a lovely Cornwall cottage in Portscatho to their cool office in Parsons Green, they are definitely ones to watch.

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Palomar Restaurant, Soho

The Palomar is a beautifully designed new Israeli restaurant opened in Soho, serving food inspired by Jerusalem and cooked by Head Chef Tomer who hails from the city itself. You get to sit right in front of the chefs, at a long thin bar, watching them cook and shout and laugh. The restaurant is the creation of Layo Paskin of Layo and Bushwacka fame (something I was particularly excited about being a 90's Ibiza stalwart!) and his immensely experienced sister Zoe. So I was very happy to be asked to do their photography. Definitely worth a visit for something different and fun in Soho. And make sure you have a chat with chef Papa behind the counter. Worth the visit in itself.