Brent Herrig – Commercial Food and Drink Photographer & Director
Have you been tasked with finding the perfect photographer or director for your next food or cocktail project but find it so hard to choose with all the options out there?
You’ve landed in the right place.
Brent Herrig and his team will help you achieve exactly what you’re looking for with your next production. Many wonderful brands return to Brent — again and again — to capture their latest food, drinks, and products. They trust the team for results unique to them through collaborative, stress-free production. Read more about Brent’s areas of speciality below, and find exactly who you’ve been looking for.
Capturing the beauty of the culinary world has been at the core of Brent’s portfolio since arriving in New York. Creating images that evoke appetite, he using specialized skills as an advertising food photographer for different brands. As a restaurant photographer he digging into a new menu, he captures the movement of a sauce or the design of a label with craft and artistry. Whether focusing on dessert photography, packaging photography, or something in between, Brent strives for all images to look deliciously tempting.
A specialty within Brent’s work as a food photographer, he has developed a diverse roster of clients with specific cocktail, drinks, and beverage photographer needs. These give Brent and his team the opportunity to work with a wide variety of props, colors, and unique composition techniques to convey a signature aesthetic for each beverage. For brands requiring bottle photography, he uses specialized still life photography lighting techniques. He also works closely with renowned mixologists, capturing their complete visual story for cocktail books and marketing needs.
As a tabletop director, Brent has extensive experience working with both high-end production companies and nimble social media projects. Collaborating with quality motion experts, his area of expertise includes work as a tabletop food director and motion projects like cocktail recipe videos, food-based storytelling, and food recipe videos. Combining photography and video, he also produces Parallax photography, animated gif photography, and cinemagraphs. From the ideation of a tabletop production to storyboarding a full culinary adventure, Brent’s skill with lighting and composition allows him to bring such dynamic creative visions to life.
Make it beautiful. That’s Brent’s goal as an advertising photographer when we capture food or drink images for campaigns or branded content. He knows the best advertising photography jumps out from the page, screen, or billboard. It promises to be the next hero of the customer’s life. And so he directs our team at still or motion photo shoots to not only make the product look beautiful. He makes sure that lighting, props, and movement tell a story that is beautiful, too
From early on, Brent has always had a passion for helping to tell the story behind a plate or product. He takes his passion for visual stories full circle in his work as a portrait photographer. Whether capturing one chef portrait in a London kitchen or collecting portraits of teams working a northern California vineyard, Brent’s powerful images tell genuine stories of talented subjects. With particular experience as a chef photographer within portrait photography, Brent’s chef photography pairs a journalistic quality with his knowledge of lighting and composition to achieve a unique quality that stands equal with the chef’s food and aesthetic.
Thumb-stoppingly fun GIFs and heart-moving cinemagraphs are an energetic way to incorporate motion into your brand’s repertoire without the investment of full-scale video production. As a GIF and cinemagraph photographer and director, Brent loves to create compelling moving images that get your viewers’ attention. To capture this magical hybrid of photography, animation, and video, Brent helps you push the limits of creativity at your next cinemagraph, parallax, or GIF shoots, ensuring that your food commercial or beverage lifestyle animations bring new life to all your social media and marketing needs.