Thanks for taking time to look at my website. I am Marc Haydon, a freelance food and still life photographer. I now work from my own studio in West London using a medium format Hasselblad camera, producing photography for food businesses, supermarkets, restaurants, magazines and more. I work with a team of talented food stylists, prop stylists and retouchers to produce high quality imagery. I also work with other photographers in my studio for clients that need a higher output on certain jobs.
But if you've got as minute, here's the story of how I got here...
After graduating from the University of Gloucestershire in 2008 with first class honours in Editorial and Advertising Photography, I spent time working as a portrait photographer at Smart Photography in Oxfordshire. My work involved photographing families, babies, and pets.
Then in 2009 I began the cruise ship years. Some of the best and worst moments of my life so far. I spent two and a half years on gigantic floating hotels photographing the passengers at every possible opportunity: At dinner, at parties, on the gangway, on the decks, in front of a dated cloudy backdrop, with the captain, on a tour... Any opportunity that we had, we'd take it. On top of that I got involved in filming events and places and producing a DVD. I shot on-board weddings, filmed weddings, worked in a photo lab, led an on-board camera club, presented photography seminars, gave Photoshop lessons, photographed our ship sailing through the Panama Canal and shot turtles in Barbados with an underwater camera to name just a few. Working seven days a week in 6 month stints was tough but all my free time was spent in some amazing places around the world so it was well worth it.
Eventually, I realised that I needed to get back on track because photographing British holiday makers wasn't exactly the plan. I finished up my last contract on a ship and headed to London in 2011.
I started working as a freelance photographer's assistant when I came to London but shortly after moving here, I got a job working for the online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter. Just over two years in Net-A-Porter allowed me to learn many new disciplines of studio and still life photography where I specialised in Fine Jewellery and Beauty product photography.
In 2013 I got a job as a Senior Photographer for fashion company Jack Wills. It was here that I got to work on more creative still life and model shoots which appeared on the website, in the seasonal handbook and in the shop windows.
Towards the end of 2014, I left full time employment to focus my skills on still life photography and to open myself up to a world of new opportunities. It was during this time that I discovered the wonderful world of food photography where I really found my feet.
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