Simon Wiffen
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Food & drink photography at new café bar Feed

Food photography: Roast carrots @ Feed, Pudsey

Feed is a new all day restaurant and bar in Pudsey, serving everything from coffee to cocktails owned by award-winning restauranteur Luke Downing and fronted by one of the city’s upcoming and most controversial chefs, Jonathan Hawthorne.

A couple of weeks ago I was invited down to a preview evening  to shoot some food photography for their fantastic dishes ahead of their big launch party. Whilst the menu changes all the time the preview menu had some amazing looking dishes (Cheeseburger spring rolls anyone?). I have to say, the food looked absolutely stunning so it was a pleasure to shoot.

The team down there are great so if you’re looking for something a bit special you should check them out. I’m looking forward to seeing what else Jono brings to the table.

If you’re in the food and drink industry and are looking for food and drink photography that lets your products shine then contact me for a quote. I’d love to help.

Family fun at Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

Young piglets sleeping in a huddle at Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

We had a fun trip to Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley over the weekend.

My little boy was obsessed with the litters of young piglets and had a fab time in the playground and on the sand. He got to ride in a tractor and on top of everything else we got to see sheep racing. Sheep racing! That’s a new one on me…

Chiharu Shiota: Beyond Time installation at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Beyond Time installation by Chiharu Shiota @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has always been one of my favourite places to visit. We’re incredibly lucky to have it on our doorstep. Last weekend I was lucky enough to finally visit the Beyond Time exhibit by Chiharu Shiota – something I’ve been desperate to see (and photograph!) for a long time.

Beyond Time installation by Chiharu Shiota @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Beyond Time installation by Chiharu Shiota @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

This particular installation is set in the 18th Century chapel within the grounds of the Park and is visually stunning. A central piano sculpture takes centre stage in the chapel from which threads extend out to fill the entire room, combined with various sheets of music. The piece is described as:

Embracing all who enter within an extraordinary experience, Shiota’s project references the Chapel’s rich history and years of human presence, dating back to 1744, making poignant allusion to the bells that were rung, the songs that were sung, and the lives that revolved around it, from cradle to grave.

There’s a great video that not only gives a bit more information about the piece, but also gives an insight into the installation process:

It’s one of the most impressive pieces of visual art I’ve ever seen and I’d recommend seeing it for yourself if you get the chance as the photos really don’t do it justice.

Close up detail of the Beyond Time installation by Chiharu Shiota @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Close up detail of the Beyond Time installation by Chiharu Shiota

You can read more about this project on the Yorkshire Sculpture Park website – https://ysp.org.uk/exhibitions/chiharu-shiota

About me

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I'm Simon Wiffen, a photographer, web developer, husband, dog owner, record collector and dad of three.

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