I recently became aware of Donna Hay – if you don’t know who she is – think of her as the Martha Stewart of Australia. She has a food publication that is available here in the states which can be considered very swoon-worthy. Her name was given to me in my photography class as a source of inspiration and oh.my.god! These are people that definitely know how to photograph food. I guess I never really thought about it but good photography with food is pertinent. I realized this when I was looking at what seemed like a decent enough recipe on another blog and nearly threw up when I saw the picture. Bad lighting and the food essentially looked like dog leftovers – not a way to sell an audience on the dish. The recipes at Donna Hay are a little bit more sophisticated for my palette but the pictures are enough to justify the heavy price tag of the magazine.
2 responses to “Donna Hay”
I had to write something about this post because I just bought a Donna Hay book recently. I was always interested in getting one because the pictures are so appealing. When I worked at Barnes & Nobel so many years ago I remember I would always sneak her books back to the lunch room with me becuase they were so pretty looking. 🙂
I heard a story that Martha Stewart tried to hire her and she said "no thanks, I can do it on my own." This lady is amazing! Who could tell Martha no?!