I am Carole Poirot, stylist, foodie and photographer of all images here.
Originally from Paris, I have previously also lived in Germany and have settled in in the UK in 1998 and in London in particular in 2009.
I am passionate about food and styling, interiors, travel and photography. I love exploring big cities as much as wandering around the quiet North Yorkshire moors, spending time searching for treasures at markets, laughing with friends, or relaxing with my two men - my partner (aka Monsieur) and son.
I started photography as a teenager with a Praktica film camera and even though I didn't have the confidence to pursue it further back then, I never gave up on the idea of one day making a career of it. Through customers asking for a combination of my skills, I am now able to combine styling and photography.
My style is in essence very French. My parents' house had always been full of treasured items found on travels, handed down heirlooms, white walls and muted colours and despite some early year rebellion against it, I have happily accepted it as my earliest influence and have derived my own look from it. It's a style that doesn't shout for attention or moves with every fashion trend. Instead, it aims to quietly draw the observer in. Just like my home, my styling and photography combine a fairly muted colour palette (with the odd splash of colour), vintage and nature finds, textures and a feeling of warmth with just the occasional small touch of pared down glamour.
My main aim is to tell a story through the images I take, whether the images have been deliberately styled or the situation presents itself as one that I feel needs capturing. That means that I can end up shooting a food story one day and a random outdoor scene the next. The important thing for me is that the viewer finds something in each photograph that makes him or her stop and connect with the image in some way.
What I can offer:
- Styling and photography all in one or either one depending on your needs
- I can provide props or source to your specifications
- I am experienced within food styling/photography, props styling and travel photography
- I travel light and am a daylight/natural light photographer. That means I won't arrive with a lorry full of bullet-proof cases with gear and am able to shoot in relatively small spaces
- I'm happy to take on commissions within the UK and abroad
If you have any further question or are interested in working with me, please feel free to contact me by using the contact form. I would love to hear from you.
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Some of the brands I have worked with:
The important small print:
All photographs on this site are created and copyrighted by me. Please do not use them for any commercial purposes without explicit written permission from me. For private use, please be kind enough to credit whenever you share anything from this site.
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© Carole Poirot 2019