About


David Loftus Award-winning, influential and internationally acclaimed, David Loftus’ photographs for the books of Jamie Oliver, Rachel Khoo, Gennaro Contaldo, Elizabeth David and April Bloomfield have brought food to life for millions of people. For over 20 years, David has photographed over 100 books including all but one of Jamie Oliver’s international best-sellers. He has also directed television commercials including one of the most successful food ads of all time, for UK supermarket Sainsbury’s. He works with a range of advertising clients such as American Express, Dove, Fortnum & Mason, Nespresso, Pizza Express and Philips, to name a few. 

His work with Jamie Oliver alone has resulted in international book sales in excess of 30 million copies. There can be few people with any interest in food who have not at some time looked hungrily at David’s pictures of Jamie’s food and not been immediately inspired to cook.


In addition to his food photography, David has also shot fashion, portraits, landscapes and reportage for the likes of Red magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, Soho House, Collette Dinnigan, India Hicks and Pippa Middleton. He works closely with the digital photographic brand Hipstamatic and has developed the most successful downloadable camera pack to date – the “Loftus Lens”.

His stripped-back, fuss-free style of photography has won David numerous awards over the years including European Portrait & Garden Photographer of the Year and David is now a judge on Garden Photographer and Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards. In 2010, Professional Photographer magazine named David the 65th most influential photographer of all time.

In 2012, David published his first book under his own name, a recipe collection entitled “Around The World in 80 Dishes”.“Loftus’s natural approach to shooting food has led to a revolution in food photography with the new emphasis being on honesty and ingredients over perfection and unreality.”
 | Professional Photographer Magazine

“He always shoots with natural light, and the energy and spirit of each dish is always really honest and genuine. His pictures are simply outstanding. Without question he is one of the most prolific food photographers of the century.” | Jamie Oliver

Print Sizes

A3: 

29.7cm wide x 42.0cm height

11.7in wide x 16.5 in height

A2

42cm wide x 59.4cm height

16.5in wide x 23.4 in height

The noted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images not the printed image itself. We don’t alter the aspect ratio or crop. All of our prints have a minimum border of 2 or more inches to allow for framing.