Louise Hagger
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Louise Hagger

Freelance Food, Drink & Still Life PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Louise Hagger

Freelance Food, Drink & Still Life PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Louise Hagger is a London-based award winning food photographer. Her work with innovative creatives in the food & drink industry has been published by brands & editorials around the world. Louise has a profoundly creative & colourful approach to food imagery, celebrating her love of food & storytelling. Her ambitious vision is sought out by brands, editorials & long-term collaborators throughout the globe. Together they bring projects to life by creating bold, enticing & impactful imagery. Her personal work is inspired by the domestic memories and stories that we all share about food, creating a rich narrative and visual layers, that encourages the viewer to look, and then to see. Exploring these themes through self published zines; A Carp in the Tub, EAT BITTER and exhibiting as an OpenWalls Finalist at Les Rencontres d’Arles. Clients include: The Guardian, The New York Times, The Observer Food Monthly, The Sunday Times, Wallpaper*, FT Weekend, Vogue, Quadrille Publishing, Octopus Publishing, The Future Laboratory, Diageo, Mr Lyan, Harrods, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Monoprix, Hakkasan Group, Soho Home, Deliveroo, Just Eat. Specialties: Food | Drinks | Still Life | Cookbooks | Advertising | Editorial | Concepts | Creative Direction Awards: American Photography AP37 Winner | SPD56 Print Merit award for Best Editorial Creative Content with EAT BITTER | Finalist Fortnum & Mason Food Photographer of the Year 2020 | Finalist OpenWalls – exhibited at Les Rencontres d'Arles 2019 Galerie Huit Arles | First Place Winner PDN Taste Food Photography Awards 2019 | AOP Awards Finalist 2020 & 2019 | Winner National Supplement/Magazine of the Year – weekly at The News Awards 2018 | First Place Winner PDN Taste Food Photography Awards 2017 | Guardian Weekend: Winner of the Food Magazine/Section category Guild of Food Writers awards 2016 | AOP Awards Finalist 2016
Projects
  • Quorn Global Campaign
    Quorn Global CampaignNew work for @quorn_uk shot with a MEGA TEAM!! �� Thank you @quorn_uk @aandeddb @wyatt_clarke_jones @i_am_becky @stillproductions @itslucyruth @alexanderbreeze @stylistssketchbook @ellie_tobin @ncnails__ @cpsorensen Siobhan @ Big Mustard @sam.peter.reeves @sophiealicebronze @heckfaowd @_sophie_hammond__ @natashapiperdesign @meganrthomson @bigskystudios @darkroomdigital_uk for being so amazing!! ����
  • Sweet Dreams - FT Weekend: Food & Drinks Special
    Sweet Dreams - FT Weekend: Food & Drinks SpecialNightcap recipes from some of the World's best bar tenders for FT Weekend: Food & Drinks Special.
  • EAT BITTER
    EAT BITTEREAT BITTER 吃苦 “Endure pain to taste sweetness.” Eat Bitter is a collection of short stories told through childhood recipes that are not for the faint hearted. This zine is an ode to and celebration of the spirit of The Pang family and their Hakka heritage. A year long project, eating bitter and the idea of resilience and patience in dark times, has grown a sharper cultural significance in 2020. A project that began as quiet introspection has grown into a conversation around protecting and cele
  • Barter, Baby.
    Barter, Baby.“Did you ever think that in 2020 we’d be standing in line for toilet paper and flour?” ‘Barter, Baby.’ is a remote collaboration by photographer Louise Hagger (London) and food stylist Victoria Granof (New York). Conceived during a FaceTime cuppa, they shared the photography, creating visual pairings of what Granof had been bartering. “We’re talking value. And values. In this spring of our discontent, with its themes of lack, limitation and restriction, what do you value most: things? Peopl
  • U.K. Black & Ethnic Minority Food & Still Life Photography Crew
    U.K. Black & Ethnic Minority Food & Still Life Photography CrewThis list is intended as a resource for commissioning and hiring for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic U.K. based food and still life photography teams, to promote inclusivity and a more equitable industry. I started this as a UK based list because this is where I'm based and the specialism I work in, but I'm happy to see that #BAME crews are also adding their details and helping it grow into a global resource. On the list are details of BAME Food & Still life Photographers, Food Stylists, Pr
  • LOUISE HAGGER - CREATES AT HOME
    LOUISE HAGGER - CREATES AT HOMEI can help you create at home until we can be together on set again #homestudio #remotecollaborations ✨ I can’t wait to be back on set again but it’s still possible to create together, even if we’re not in the same room for now ✨Get in touch to create!
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Projects credited in
  • The World's First Tampon Macarons
    The World's First Tampon MacaronsLuxury boutique bakery 'Ohlala' have whipped up a storm in partnership with forward-thinking charity 'Bloody Good Period', creating The World's First Tampon Macarons in support of putting an end to period-poverty!
  • Louise Hagger, The Food Styling Encyclopaedia
    Louise Hagger, The Food Styling EncyclopaediaSome of Louise’s great work for The Food Styling Encyclopaedia – a collaboration between the food stylist Lucy-Ruth Hathaway and Louise. For example… A is for... Angle B is for… Banana Bite Brush Burger Build F is for... Fresh G is for… Garnish Glue J is for… Jelly N is for... Nozzle P is for… Pour U is for… Ugly
  • Louise Hagger, FT Weekend Magazine
    Louise Hagger, FT Weekend MagazineMouthwatering new work from Louise for the FT Weekend Magazine.
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Work history
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    Food, Drinks & Still Life PhotographerLouise Hagger Photography Limited
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    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
Skills
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Commercial Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • Creative Direction
  • Retouching
  • Art Direction
  • Art Photography
  • Advertising Photography
Education
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    BA (Hons) Photographic ArtsUniversity of Westminster
     - London, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours, BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Awards
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    Finalist Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink AwardsFortnum & Mason
    Finalist for Food Photographer of the Year 2020.
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    Finalist OpenWalls 2019, 50th edition of Les Rencontres d’ArlesThe 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.
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