HARRY MCMANN FOOD STYLING
“It’s all fake, right?" That’s a question food stylists get asked a lot. While we do have a few tricks of the trade, the truth is that most of the time we're using the real product. What I’ve learned over the years is that the key elements to a successful shoot are the ones that can’t be faked. Preparation, patience, attention to detail, and a genuine desire to do the best work I can for my clients. In the end, those are the sort of things matter most.
My intro to food styling came in 1994 when, fresh out of culinary school, I was recruited to style images for weekly supermarket ads. I pursued styling as a sideline for a while before deciding to quit the day job in 1996. Since then, I’ve been privileged to work with some of the most talented creatives in the business on scores of projects including still photography, film, video and live television for advertising, packaging, commercials, web, and media tours. The products I've worked with range from fine dining to military MREs and pretty much everything in between. I’m located in Baltimore, MD a short ride down I-95 to DC, Philadelphia, Richmond, New York, or anywhere else you might need me.