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High-Definition Detail: Food Styling by David Grenier

A photograph of a bowl of pea soup on a wood tabletopUntitled

David Grenier is a food stylist with a background in fine art and over two decades of experience in the culinary industry. In his current practice, David produces beautifully composed images of savoury foods, sweets, and drinks that balance high-definition detail with careful staging. 

A photo of roasted garlic in a cast iron panUntitled


I really like the artist’s treatment of colour in his series book 5. The food photos here are rich with earth tones and the deep, jewel-like hues of ripe fruits and vegetables. There’s something romantic about the imagery in this book, and the way that David includes not only the stunningly plated dishes themselves, but hints of rustic table settings and furniture that give the viewer a more whole impression of the scene surrounding the meal. The balance between bright, fresh colours and deeper, darker tones lends each image a lifelike aura. 

The front page of David's art portfolio


In previous series, David showcases his skill with using different lighting and colour schemes to express different atmospheres and seasons — brightly coloured drinks on a crisp white background feel summery, while cuts of meat and cooked vegetables have an autumnal flair.

A photo of a bushel of pears on a deep blue tableUntitled

About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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