Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas

Food and Drink Photographer/DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas

Food and Drink Photographer/DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m a London-based Food Photographer and Director and I’ve been shooting professionally for over 20 years. However, I’ve been accompanied by a camera for much longer (in the beginning it was a red, plastic Halina: now it’s a Hasselblad H6D-100. I love to cook and I love to eat. I also really love to feed people. In the early days of my career, I even used to prepare the lunches for the shoots. That was fun but obviously not something I was able to keep up! So you can see that I’m pretty dedicated to the pleasure that is food. I believe that’s why I’ve managed to carve out a successful path for myself in food photography, which has resulted in high-profile clients such as M&S, Costa, McDonald's, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Nestle, Birds Eye, and General Mills, to name a few. I am very passionate about my work and I derive immense satisfaction in receiving a brief and being able to plan and execute a beautiful project that is shot or filmed with great love. I work with flash, continuous lighting, and also daylight, it’s all about what the project needs. The biggest pleasure is taking a subject and bringing it to life using beautiful lighting in whichever form that may be. I love welcoming people to my studio and I hope at some point I’ll have the opportunity to show you around and create a truly stunning project for you.
  • Comelle Ice Cream Shoot
    Comelle Ice Cream ShootThis summer's shoot of delicious ice cream for Comelle. Tasted so good!
  • Halloween Pumpkins
    Halloween PumpkinsHappy Halloween! Food Stylist: Valerie Berry Prop Stylist: Cynthia Blackett #MarksandSpencer
  • Food Shoot for Mesa London
    Food Shoot for Mesa LondonIt was a pleasure to shoot this delicious Mexican street food for a new Venn Street market, London restaurant pop up. Food Stylist: Kerenza Harries Prop Stylist: Cynthia Blackett
  • Food Photographer of The Year Award- Bronze
    Food Photographer of The Year Award- BronzeI'm delighted that my short film won Bronze at the Photographer of the year awards on Tuesday evening. The film is called From Here to There and I filmed it last year with Chris Newcombe https://www.karenthomasphotography.com/projects/videos/from-here-to-there/ #foodphotographeroftheyearawards #pinklady #thebitecollective #coffeefilm #Horton-Stephens Photography Ltd
  • Pizza Time!
    Pizza Time!Recent shot of a cheese pull with food stylist Lottie Bone.
  • Ramen, Bao Buns and Gyoza
    Ramen, Bao Buns and GyozaFood Stylist Lottie Bone
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Work history
    Photographer/DirectorKaren Thomas Photography Limited
    London, United KingdomFull Time
  • Photography
  • Photography Shoots
  • Advertising Photography
  • Food Photography
  • Video Director
  • Commercial Photography
  • Editorial Photography
    BA(Hons) PhotographyNottingham Trent University
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Hasselblad Heroine 2022Hasselblad
    Hasselblad Heroine 2022
    Bronze WinnerPink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards
    Bronze winner for my short film, From Here To There. DOP Chris Newcombe.
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