ilian began his career in photography as a news photographer before moving to London and starting a new career in commercial photography, developing his own unique style - balancing commercial appeal with an acutely artistic eye. He has over twenty years of experience working in editorial and commercial projects specialising in food styling and photography, both locally and internationally. He prepares and shoots the food all on-site from his Cambridge based kitchen studio.
ilian's culinary and artistic expertise has provided him with a vast skill-set on how to create mouthwatering images from a variety of environments ranging from fine-dining dishes to home cooked meals from across the globe. After spending years honing his craft, ilian is now sharing his knowledge of food styling and photography through his master classes around the globe. ilian boasts an extensive portfolio with brands such Mornflakes, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge University, Manchester University, Hamlyns of Scotland, Bäkehaus, Lacrima, Katarzyna Estate, Felicini Restaurants, Cherry Tree Bakery, Metropolitan Hotel, Casino Flamingo-F, Shell, AstraZeneca. His work appears in Waitrose food, BBC GoodFood, Olive, FOUR, Culinary Artist, Professional Photographer, Digital Photographer and The Rock magazines.
He has published ten cookery books some have been awarded with the Gourmand Best in the World Certificate. He also has more than twenty solo photo exhibitions in Europe and Asia.
Creative photography is a great way to help food and drink brands create unique and eye-catching content that stands out from the crowd. ilian's knowledge of creating the perfect dish, paired with his photography skills are a guarantee that he will produce for you unlimited top-quality images that can be used in a variety of mediums, advertising, editorial, print, cookbooks and social media. Through his extensive international portfolio and experience with working with clients from across the globe, his irresistible food photography will make any customer want to try, buy or order. Get in touch now to discuss your project needs.