2017 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year

I was really delighted to have one of my images short listed in the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year competition earlier this year.
Although I entered several other photographs, it was this simple one of “burrata” that caught the  judges’ eye in amongst over 7,000 other entries.
I had to work quickly as the cream was leaking out of a tiny hole somewhere and my nice ball of cheese with its cute-as-a-button topknot was sinking gradually!
And – as these things have a way of happening – this photo was taken on the day I entered the competition with all my other carefully collected and pondered over images, and thrown in at the last minute “because it’s nice”.

About Burrata:
“Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains stracciatella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture..”  (source – Wikipedia)

About Pink Lady:
“..Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year was launched in 2011.
Open to professional and amateur, old and young, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world.
The categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society – there is something for everyone. From styled food for magazines to images of families eating together in celebration of religious festivals, from depictions of the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting.”.. Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year
“One of the world’s most well-respected and creative niche photo contests…” Advanced Photographer

Commended Gallery 2017
Over 7000 images were entered into the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2017 and judged by a distinguished panel including Jamie Oliver’s photographer David Loftus and Nigel Atherton, Group Editor, Photography, Time Inc. The winner was presented with a cheque for £5000 by Andy Macdonald, Managing Director of Coregeo, Master Licensor of Pink Lady® UK, in front of more than 400 guests from across the world.

Photography:  Burrata by Harriet Harcourt