Atypical Avatars of Food
Better Photography|March 2021
For Benito Martin, food photography is rooted in the nostalgic and warm undertones of the 1970s and 80s aesthetic. This, along with his unique use of light and his quest towards pushing the boundaries of possibilities, renders a unique style to his photographs. He explains this and much more...
Benito Martin

Growing up, food and photography were a big part of my life. There was a studio at home and always a camera that was passed around. As kids, my twin brother and I would always be doing photoshoots in the house, and that is where our love for photography began.

Eventually, when I decided to make a full-time career out of it, food was something that I naturally gravitated towards. There was a lot of work to be found in magazines and cookbooks. Moreover, I realised that photographing food provided me the opportunity to learn, practice and experiment with various lighting techniques, which then allowed me to take on different assignments.

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