Jemma Watts

I am a highly experienced UK-based freelance photographer, specialising in food and lifestyle photography. My love of capturing the world around me and an insatiable interest in other cultures has taken me and my camera to many corners of the globe, on both professional and personal projects.

I started out in the industry back in the year 2000 assisting one of the top food photographers in the world, David Loftus, who instilled in me a passion for the world of food photography. Since then I have built a comprehensive portfolio of work, with clients including Jamie Oliver, Gok Wan and Skye Gyngell. My commissions are wide-ranging and cover all disciplines within the industry including design, editorial, PR and publishing. Recent work includes Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Weight Watchers, The Guardian, Jamie’s Magazine and cook books for Kyle Books and Penguin Books.

Using natural daylight, I love to capture the subject matter with clarity and creativity. My passion for food, culture and lifestyle comes to life through images which candidly represent the subject and the environment in which I shoot. I have an additional business which focuses on events photography: Jemma Watts at Pearl Pictures, www.pearl-pictures.com.