David Loftus is back and we couldn't be more excited about it. One of the most influential photographers of all time, David Loftus’ stripped-back, fuss-free photographs have brought food to life for millions of people around the world. Happy collaborators include Jamie Oliver, Nathan Outlaw, Niklas Ekstedt and Rachel Khoo but the list of stellar names he’s worked with over the past twenty-five years is as long as the queue we had around the block last time he was here.
This time round David’s food photography workshop will be taking place in our Next Door space, where we’re exhibiting a collection of his works entitled ‘Above’, a captivating selection of aerial, macro and food photography from David’s extensive travels. In this easy-going morning class David will give students an exclusive tour of the exhibition before lifting the lid on the secrets to his effortless style, from how to use backgrounds and reflectors to manipulate light and shade, to the art of shooting in black and white. Together you’ll snap Carousel’s chefs in action, hand-rolling the tagliatelle that you’ll later sit down to photograph (and then enjoy for lunch, with girolles, egg yolk and truffle for company), giving you the #pasta cheat codes to complete Instagram and get free stuff for life. Bring a camera - if you have one - and / or a smartphone, along with a healthy appetite and all the questions you’d want to ask a genuine legend given the chance.