Pro food photographer shows us the camera kit he can't live without

Food photography
(Image credit: JP Baudey)

With more than three decades in the food industry, and twenty years as a head chef at some of Europe’s top five-star restaurants, John Philippe Baudey (also called JP) has a love for food that few can match. 

Twelve years ago he suffered a heart attack, after which he retired from cheffing. He jokingly says that it’s the best thing that could have happened, because it was then that he chose to turn his passion for fine dining into a new vocation as a food photographer. We sat down with JP to find out how he got into photography and the essential camera kit that he can't live without. 

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Dan Mold