Meet your Mentor Aimee Twigger
Aimee Twigger from @twiggstudios sure does appreciate her produce and where it comes from. Hailing from Devon in England, her beautiful photographs pay homage to the process of preparing and cooking whilst having a tremendous respect to the food; its origins, its journey and what’s in season. From making lilac sugar from the beautiful flower to homemade pasta and gin, Aimee is a breath of fresh air and inspiration.
Q&A with Aimee
Hey Aimee! Thanks for joining us as a mentor for our Creatively Squared foodie challenge, farm to table. We are absolutely thrilled to have you mentor the community. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Thank you for having me here, I’m Aimee, a food blogger turned photographer and stylist from Devon in England. I started by blog as a hobby as I loved food and baking and wanted to share my creations with others.
Can you tell us about your creative process, how do you come up with ideas for what to share next on your Instagram account?
I find that I get inspired by all sorts of things, whether it’s nature or even the light. I often wake up in the night with an idea for a shoot and have write it down.
This challenge is all about fresh ingredients. You are so talented at food styling and creating such emotive food scenes. What are your two top tips for capturing these moments?
I love to use the human element in my photos so that the viewer can connect with it, it really tells a story if you can see hands and movement. The light is also really amazing at setting the mood for a story, if the lighting is moody or bright it can help tell a story.
Any tricks which aid in using food in your captures?
I try to keep things as natural as possible, I use side light for most of my photos and set up the table for the shoot right next to the window. I don’t shoot in direct light.
What equipment do you use?
I was using a Canon 70d for the last view years but recently I just got a new camera a Canon 5d mark iv!
Who eats all the food once you have finished styling up a storm? Your family must be very well feed...lucky them!
Most of the time my family eats everything I make. And the stuff I can’t eat right away I often freeze or share with the neighbours.
How has your Instagram account evolved over time?
I have really enjoyed the community aspect of Instagram, I have met some many amazing people and feel so connected with people that I haven’t even met yet, it’s amazing how a platform can bring people together and how we can all support each other’s creative journeys.
Aimee is the guest mentor for our July 8-14 creative challenge ‘Farm to Table’ and will be featuring her favourite entries and feedback on the @creativelysquared Instagram account. You can find Aimee at @twiggstudios on Instagram. We invite you to join Aimee and the rest of the Creatively Squared community for a beautiful week of farm to table appreciation. Hit the button below for entry information and full resources.