"In Sydney, when I started as a freelance photographer 25 years ago in the food and lifestyle sector, there were really no other women working in that genre. It was such a male-dominated industry. Even getting work as a female photo assistant before that was really tough. That is, of course, very different now... I honestly believe if you commit yourself fully to something, are passionate about it and work at it daily, it leads to ultimate success."
Petrina Tinslay began her career as a photographer over twenty years ago in Sydney, Australia. Since then, she has travelled all over the world for both advertising and editorial clients covering food, travel, interiors, lifestyle assignments and commissions. Studying photography as part of a Visual Arts degree at Sydney College of the Arts, she perfected the unique style which has now become her trademark…...simple, clean, modern and soulful imagery shot predominately with natural light. Petrina has contributed to 35 award-winning and best-selling cookbook titles, and her work has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation in the USA for Best Food Photography. She has won the Julia Child Award for Best Photography, Best Cookbook in the UK’s Gelenfiddich Awards and has been nominated several times for World Food Media Awards.
All images used with permission of Petrina Tinslay.