Trencherman's award chefs 2023

Snapshot of the Trencherman’s Awards 2023 , Salcombe, Devon.

    The Salcombe Harbour Hotel was the foodie venue this week to be at, as the region’s finest chefs, restaurants, hotels, food suppliers and foodie hot spots gathered to be named winners at the annual Trencherman’s awards ceremony and dinner. Salcombe is a beautiful gem in the South West and the Hotel with it’s […]

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Friday fish fry night at Oistins Bay, Barbados.

It is Friday and in the UK it is often tradition to eat fish, but I always think back to a Friday night at the famous Oistins Fish fry in Barbados. Big flames, large chunks of fish flame grilled, or fried, some great music,  local beers and fabulous rum cocktails. Oistins is a fishing town on […]

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Healthy food service photoshoots on location with Devon food photographer Guy Harrop

  Some recent food photography work shot on location in the South West UK. The photoshoots were used on labels, boxes and online to promote a healthy food service delivery available on the web. We had lots of fun over lots of days, with the brief iinvolving styling and photographing hundreds of healthy meal plans […]

Jubilee celebrations UK

RHS Jubilee garden Mosaic


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Snapshot of the Trencherman’s Guide 29 launch at The Pig at Combe, Devon.

  This week was the exciting launch luncheon of the newest Trencherman’s Guide, at The Pig at Combe, Devon. The latest guide no.29 is a gastronomic bible to all the best eats featuring a hundred restaurants across Dorset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. The event consisted of a delicious five course meal featuring some of […]

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Misty morning surfing on the South West coast.

    Here is a shot I took of a surfer waiting for the right wave which features as a double page spread in the latest Carve Surf magazine. It was taken early morning on my local beach Westward Ho! The warmer water creating mist as it hits the cooler air, and yes, it was cold!

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Capturing interiors of a beautifully renovated stone building.

I am always partial to photographing a good interior and recently I was commissioned to photograph a beautiful coach house on the outskirts of Barnstaple in North Devon. The two bedroomed listed stone building was stylishly filled with neutral tones and furnishings including a master bedroom with a four poster bed and en suite bathroom. […]

Trencherman’s Guide launch in pictures by food photographer Guy Harrop, Cotswolds.


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Shortlisted in this years @foodphotoaward 2019

Shortlisted… I am very pleased to have made the shortlist in this years Pink Lady ® Food Photographer of the Year competition 2019. This year’s @foodphotoaward had record entries with 9000 photos from 77 countries. I have entered each year since the competition began and I have been shortlisted each year too. Here are a […]

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Juices, cocktails and mocktails……

    Drink photography in the studio. Recently I was asked by Frobishers Juices to shoot several cocktails and mocktails for a new drinks guide which has just come out. So after I had my brief and the ingredients and props arrived, I was ready to go. Food and drink photography is always fun and […]

Coffee aromas fill the photography studio.

      It is early morning the birds are singing and the coffee aromas are already wafting through the house. Is anyone up yet, not yet. The smells are intense and very moreish should I have another cup, it was amazing? I think yes, but as I will be surrounded by coffee all day, […]

RHS Flower show in the dailies at the weekend

    I had a very busy week last week, with lots of assignments everywhere. Here are a few published photos I took which appeared in some of the weekend’s dailies from a shoot at RHS Rosemoor Flower show, Devon.                                

Tourism hotel photography in the South West

  Telling a story in pictures is always a creative and fun environment to be in. I am very fortunate that I get to experience and see lots of beautiful places and spaces along this journey. When I am working in the South West, a lot of my photoshoots are commissioned within the tourism industry. […]

Hunter gatherer blackcurrant picker

We are all hunter gatherers…fact. So spending a lazy afternoon with the folks picking blackcurrants in their garden feels pretty good. Shop bought berries are not the same, they taste different, they are not as fresh, none of them look uneven and are generally lacking bugs. I remember watching a sketch with an Aussie comedian […]

The travelling studio at work on location

Cruising the coastal highways shooting camper van interiors.

  Recently I have photographed several interiors of camper vans and caravans, this shoot is in the current Camping and Caravanning Club Magazine on sale now. I regularly shoot interiors in restaurants and hotels, where there is space for heavy duty tripods, light stands, lights, assistants, reflectors and diffusers. So shooting several features on a camper […]

The road through the salt marshes, France

__________________________________________________________________ A travelling photographer takes his camera, it is his day off, it rains, it stops, it rains again. He is wet, his camera is dry, it rains again, his camera gets wet. The sky turns dark, the road stays the same. Couples pass by holding hands. They disappear into the distance, then walk by […]

I made a cake and I liked it

  Well summer is here and yes, apricots are in season. Everywhere you go big juicy, orange coloured, ripe ones, dark ones, perfect ones and bashed ones. All are good, and plentiful and in a cake, well we just love them. Unlike traditional sponges which can dry out, using apricots keeps the texture sticky and […]

General election polling day across the UK as voters take to the polling stations.

Trencherman's Guide 25th edition

In pictures – 25th Trencherman’s Guide launch at Lympstone Manor, Devon


Charity portrait photoshoot with ChemoHero founder Lisa Wallis, Devon.

Here is a set of portrait images I took for a charity magazine shoot for The Inspiring People award 2017. The charity NDADA is a Devon based domestic abuse charity and refuge, my brief was to capture the winners of each category. Pictured is Inspiring Community work winner Lisa Wallis, who created Chemo Hero Boxes of Kindness – […]

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Int’l food photo award – 3 photos shortlisted 3 votes needed please

Wow, so excited as I have just been shortlisted in the People’s Choice award 2017 in the International competition Pink Lady Food Photographer Of the Year 2017. This year has attracted thousands of entries worldwide and votes close at 12 noon on Wednesday 5th April. The food photographer, film-maker and wine photographer with the most votes each, […]

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Shortlisted for International award and the changing kitchen.

Christmas product and food photography into a New Year 2017

I love the Christmas build up, even more so this Christmas gone by. There were lots of fun food and lifestyle photoshoots in time for the Christmas period , parties, wedding photoshoots right up to the big day, and lots of hungry friends and family to feed along the way. It was so much fun, but […]

The South West – Our beautiful coast


Food photographer snapshot at the annual Trencherman’s Awards ceremony, UK.

Food photographer snapshot from this year’s fabulous Trencherman’s award evening this week,  held at The Saunton Sands Hotel on the North Devon coast. The awards event included an amazing dinner cooked by last years Trencherman’s award winners and was attended by the top foodies from across the Region. The annual awards recognise the best regional restaurants, […]

UK weather Devon weather before and during the storm

Last week I was out and about shooting weather and quite a bit happened in a short space of time. It got hot quick then,  the winds came later in the week bringing waves and stormy seas. Several of my pics appeared in National newspapers and online so I was quite busy in between corporate PR […]

gig racing in Clovelly, Devon

Traditional gig racing in the historic fishing village of Clovelly, Devon

Boris Johnson surprise visit to North Devon today.


Charity photoshoot lights up the night

I love working for charities, it is a really rewarding part of my work. This was a really fun shoot I did for the annual Nightwalk for Devon charity The North Devon Hospice. This year 2016, over 1000 ladies took part (men are not allowed) in either a 7-mile or 11-mile walk to raise money for the […]

Devon Food Photographer watching the bread rise.


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As the UK votes for Brexit – PM David Cameron to resign.

Brexit? Yes. Voting results finalised by 6am as 51.9% vote to leave EU and 48.1% vote to stay. David Cameron is to resign as PM after the UK voted in yesterday’s referendum to leave the European Union. He will resign by October after voters opted out of the EU. Photo by Guy Harrop. 23/06/16. Pictured is […]

Elections EU referendum voting at polling stations in Britain today.

Dishes served up with a sunshine smile at Yeotown spa, UK


Delicious Kernow trail around Padstow

The Delicious Kernow Trail run – running the beautiful Cornish countryside eating and drinking

Photo by Guy Harrop. Pic of Delicious Kernow Trail run in and around North Cornwall, where runners get to sample the best local food and drink in the Southwest at regular stops along the route.

Holidaymakers bask in sunshine at Woolacombe, Devon

Food photographer on location at Trencherman’s guide launch at Harvey Nichols in Bristol, UK

Trencherman’s Guide Launch 2016. This week I was fortunate to be working with some fab chefs at the launch of the 24th annual edition of the Trencherman’s Guide at The Second Floor Restaurant at Harvey Nichols in Bristol. Their head chef Louise McCrimmon was joined by four other Trencherman’s chefs from across the South West to […]

Chef portraits behind the scene with Monty in his Caribbean Kitchen in Devon, UK.