Colin Cooke’s kitchen tales make cooking an adventure. No one can tell a pictorial story the way he does. Few world class food photographers have taken to the challenge of filming food in action quite like Colin Cooke. When he took up his video camera, he brought his wide commercial experience to the excitement offered by movement. He can turn a drop of water into an aqua-ballet and a bowl of cereal into modern art. But he likes to keep things simple and let the food speak for itself. He is always alert to texture and the essence of his subject.
His passion for photography began when he was still in high school. In his sophomore year he took a summer school course in photography and found his voice and future career. He became High School yearbook photographer at the age of 15 and has been shooting ever since.
His clients include Publix Supermarkets, Abbott Labs, Kraft, Triscuits, Ragu, Oscar Mayer, Maxwell House, Planters, Minute Rice, Unilever, Bertolli Olive Oil, Lipton Tea, Lipton Sides, Hellman's, Knorr, Slimfast, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Mars Candies, Seagrams Brands, Diageo, Waterford, Dannon, Colgate, Jurlique and many more. Most recently he has added American Airlines, Nestle, California Pizza Kitchen, Nature's Choice Dog & Cat Food, Heineken, Costco, Giant Eagle Supermarkets and Walgreen's Pizza.
In his editorial work he concentrates on cookbooks.