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photographer Helen Cathcart

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.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Test Kitchen - Cape Town

When I was in Cape Town at the start of the year I was commissioned to photograph the famous Test Kitchen. Now if you are looking to get a table here you need to be organised, I think there is about a three month waiting list having been voted the restaurant of the year and Chef Luke Dale Robert's being one of the best in the country. And I must mention that Luke is one of the nicest chefs I have ever photographed! 
Test Kitchen is located in the Biscuit Mill in arty Woodstock, and every dish is a work of art. Luke has also opened another restaurant called Pot Luck Club at the top of the Biscuit Mill. A more relaxed, very cool little sister to Test Kitchen, just as difficult to get a reservation but the cocktails and view are worth it alone.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe - Exmouth Market

Those clever people at Bonnie Gull Seaside Shack on Foley Street are opening a new restaurant on Exmouth Market next month called Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe. They got me in to photograph some of their new recipes created by chef Luke Robinson, which were delicious! Pictured above is Mama's Sardines on toast, Crab complete with hammer, Scallops with Yorkshire chorizo, crab roll and the ultimate Po' Boy Roll consisting of deep fried oysters!