Louise Hagger

Freelance Food, Drink & Still Life Photographer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

Louise Hagger is an award winning London based food, drinks & still life photographer. Her work with innovative creatives in the food industry has been published by brands around the world. She has a creative and colourful approach to her imagery, working collaboratively to bring projects to life, from inception to the beautiful finished image. In 2018 she self-published A Carp in the Tub, an artist collaboration with Food Stylist Victoria Granof and Prop Stylist JoJo Li. In words, pictures and recipes, it tells the weird and wonderful story of Granof's winter-long journey to adopt her infant son in Ukraine. It is stocked in The Photographers’ Gallery, mag culture, Donlon Books, Ti Pi Tin Books, magazines Brighton, Magazine isn’t dead Japan and in NYC. ‘Whole Skinny Chicken’ from this series is a Finalist at OpenWalls 2019 - exhibited at Les Rencontres d'Arles 2019 at Galerie Huit Arles, and First Place Winner of PDN Taste; Personal Work.

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Skills

  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Commercial Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • Creative Direction
  • Retouching
  • Art Direction
  • Art Photography
  • Advertising Photography

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Wyatt-Clarke & Jones

    Wyatt-Clarke & Jones

    • Photography
  • Equal Lens

    Equal Lens

    • Photography
  • F

    FT Weekend Magazine

    • L

      Louise Hagger Photography Limited

      Work history

      Currently

      Food, Drinks & Still Life Photographer

      Louise Hagger Photography Limited

      Sep 2011
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Louise Hagger is an award winning London-based photographer. Her work with innovative creatives in the food and drink industry has been published by brands and editorials around the world. Louise has a creative and colourful approach to food imagery. She works collaboratively with clients and her network of stylists and art directors to bring projects to life, from inception to the beautiful finished image. Louise works with brands, restaurants, books, and publications to create vibrant, intriguing and memorable food photography. In 2018 she self-published A Carp in the Tub, an artist collaboration with Food Stylist Victoria Granof and Prop Stylist JoJo Li. In words, pictures and recipes, it tells the weird and wonderful story of Granof's winter-long journey to adopt her infant son in Ukraine. It is stocked in The Photographers’ Gallery, mag culture, Donlon Books, Ti Pi Tin Books, magazines Brighton, Magazine isn’t dead Japan and in NYC. ‘Whole Skinny Chicken’ from this series is a Finalist at OpenWalls and exhibited at Les Rencontres d'Arles 2019 at Galerie Huit Arles. Clients include: The Guardian, The Observer Food Monthly, The Sunday Times, Vogue, Quadrille Publishing, Octopus Publishing, The Future Laboratory, Diageo, Mr Lyan, Harrods, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Hakkasan Group, Soho Home, Deliveroo, Just Eat. Specialties: Food • Still Life • Drinks • Cookbooks • Advertising • Editorial • Concepts • Creative Direction Awards: Finalist OpenWalls – exhibited at Les Rencontres d'Arles 2019 Galerie Huit • First Place Winner PDN Taste 2019 • Winner National Supplement/Magazine of the Year – weekly at The News Awards 2018 • First Place Winner PDN Taste 2017 • Guardian Weekend: Winner of the Food Magazine/Section category Guild of Food Writers awards 2016 • AOP Awards Finalist 2016

      Education

      2005

      BA (Hons) Photographic Arts

      University of Westminster

      Sep 2002 - Sep 2005
      • London, United Kingdom
      • First Class Honours, BA (Hons) Photographic Arts

      Awards

      2020

      Finalist Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards

      Fortnum & Mason

      • Finalist for Food Photographer of the Year 2020.

      2019

      Finalist OpenWalls 2019, 50th edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles

      The British Journal of Photography

      • Finalist with 'Whole Skinny Chicken' from the personal series A Carp in the Tub, OpenWalls 2019. For the inaugural edition of OpenWalls, the BJP asked photographers to respond to the theme Home & Away. From the thousands of entries, 50 shortlisted images and 3 finalist photographers have been selected to exhibit as part of a month-long group show at Galerie Huit Arles, coinciding with the 50th edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles.

      2019

      First Winner PDN Taste, Professional | Personal Work

      PDN

      • First Place Winner: PDN Taste, Professional | Personal Work with A Carp in the Tub. A Carp in the Tub is an artist collaboration by Food Stylist @victoriagranof , Photographer @louisehagger and Prop Stylist JoJo Li @bossgonecrazy. In words, pictures and recipes, it tells the weird and wonderful story of Granof's winter-long journey to adopt her infant son in Ukraine.

      2019

      • Finalist in the AOP Awards 2019 first Food & Drink Category with 2 projects. 'EXPLORING DELICIOUSNESS' - A personal series Exploring Deliciousness is a personal collaboration with food stylist Lucy-Ruth Hathaway and set designer Kerry Hughes, which explores imperfect pairings and the way we view what is delicious. 'FEAST YOUR EYES' - An editorial commission for The Sunday Times' The Dish Christmas Special cover feature depicting Christmas banqueting scenes inspired by Old Master's paintings.

      2017

      First Winner PDN Taste, Professional | Personal Work

      PDN

      • From a series inspired by Soviet recipes and cookbooks from the 1970s and 80s, with styling and set design by Alexander Breeze.