Jamie Orlando Smith is a freelance food photographer working in London and living in the Chiltern Hills.
After growing up surrounded by good food and beautiful countryside in rural Herefordshire, Jamie studied photography at the University of Brighton graduating in 2009. For the next three years Jamie worked in professional kitchens in the city, rising to a senior role, while still undertaking freelance photography shoots and editing on his days off.
This time spent in kitchens, prepping and plating, developed and fine-tuned Jamie’s appreciation of detail and food presentation – how to make a dish really shine. These are qualities that are visible in his food photographs. More than just technically sharp and stunning, they are photos taken by a food lover, one with a professional knowledge and respect for raw ingredients and who continues to be involved with food initiatives on both a national and local scale.
Jamie has used his skill and passion in a variety of projects from advertising and commercial shoots to publishing and editorial work. Recent commissions have included the packaging for the full range of Tropicana juices, advertising campaigns for Thorntons Chocolate and Knorr, and Gordon Ramsay’s latest cookbook, Bread Street Kitchen (2016), among many others. In 2017 Jamie was shortlisted in the Pink Lady Food Photography Awards in both the Food off the Press and Food in Action categories.
Tropicana, PepsiCo, Stork, Unilever, Dolmio, Mars, Uncle Bens, Knorr, Metro imaging, Think Birch, La Tasca, Hg2, Grey Global Group, Schwartz, McCormick & Company, Nuno Mendes, J. Walter Thompson, Holiday Inn, Chiltern Firehouse, Ferrero SpA, 84 PR, JKR Global, Havas Media, Weetabix, Alpen, Socialise, Trigger Buzz, Jamies Oliver Restaurant Group, Heart FM, Cake Group, Wickerwood PR, Merlin Entertainment, TBWA, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hodder & Stoughton, Morrisons, Publicis, Bread Street Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay, Loungers, Mullen Lowe Group, Karmarama, Thortons.