Internationally-acclaimed, Sydney-based food photographer Alan Benson, began his career as a chef in earnest, after winning a British competition that led him to work at the Savoy Hotel in London. After twelve years in the kitchen in the UK and Australia, Alan decided to take a different perspective to his food – from behind the lens. Today he enjoys an international reputation and operates out of his own photographic studio in Rosebery, Sydney. Over the past two decades Alan has been creating a stunning body of work.
Alan has spent his career travelling and photographing food and cultures across the globe in some twenty different countries in Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Alan’s work has appeared in a myriad of national and international magazines, books and online programs, including those detailing the personal stories, philosophies and recipes of internationally-renowned chefs and their restaurants. He has worked with a range of social enterprises and enjoys making a positive contribution in his community.
Alan enjoys sharing his passions for travel, photography and food with others. He has mentored, taught and inspired many budding photographers and chefs, including through a number of TAFE and community college courses.
Alan was nominated for the prestigious Northern American James Beard Award in the Photography Category in 2012, the highest honour for food professionals working in North America.
To experience some of Alan’s photography, please visit his website at: www.alanbenson.com.