Marie Pierre Morel

Last April I wrote a little thing about this awesome pork cookbook I got for my birthday, Pork & Sons by Stephane Reynaud. Flipping through the book I was so inspired by the simple and beautiful photos. The photos were rustic and there weren’t much “food styling props” to clutter the photos. So you should know how excited I was when Marie Pierre Morel, the photographer for the cookbook, allowed me to ask her few questions!

Marie Pierre Morel

Q. Can you tell me what you’re trying to capture when you take your food photos?
A. Nothing else but food with humor or poesy.

Q. Have you always been interested in photography? If not, when and why did you decide to start taking photos?
A. Yes, from the age of 15.

Q. What inspires you?
A. Natural light, colors, and composition.

Q. How would you describe your photography style?
A. Simplicity and natural light.

Q. Any food photography heroes? If not any photography heroes?
Irving Penn, Robert Frank, Bernard Plossu, and Abelardo Morell.

Q. Best meal so far in 2011?
A. Alexandre Gauthier where I was recently for a service, the first meal I had there, when I was alone with frogs “meunière” and a glass of St Aubin nice for the mouth (le palais en français) and for the eyes.

All photos courtesy of Marie Pierre Morel
Marie Pierre Morel

Marie Pierre Morel

Marie Pierre Morel

Marie Pierre Morel


2 thoughts on “Marie Pierre Morel

  1. Another great profile- I’m a big fan of Stephane Reynaud’s cookbooks, especially Pork & Sons. Marie Pierre Morel’s photographs in that book as well as French Feasts are definitely an inspiration. The style is thoughtful and the images have a long finish, like good wine.


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