Serena Carminati is a food photographer based in Genoa, Italy.

While living in the UK for several years, she gained her BA Hons. in Graphic Design at Kingston University, after having studied photography on a BTEC National Diploma, at Brighton and Hove City College.

For more than twenty years, Serena has explored several photographic fields, while travelling and experiencing all life has to offer. Her love for food, Italian lifestyle and tradition brought her to specialise in food and still life photography. Serena became a food blogger in 2012, to fully express her passion for photography, food styling and recipe development.

Her approach to still life and food photography is often minimalistic, clean and elegant. Serena uses light, composition and colours to emphasise the natural beauty of the subject, in order to create simple but iconic images of ordinary objects.

Her Personal Project (an ongoing work, regularly published on her blog foodfulife.com) was awarded 1st place in the Advertising / Food Category at the International Photography Awards (IPA) 2016, along with other important awards.

Achievements & Awards.

Second Prize For Photography, D&AD Student Awards 2005

Honorable mention in the Fine Art : Still life Category, International Photography Awards IPA 2015

Commended at the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2016

Awarded Bronze in the Still life Category (non-pro), Px3 Prix de la photographie Paris 2016

Awarded 1st place in the Portfolio / Food Category (non-pro), Moscow International Foto Awards 2016

Awarded 1st place in the Advertising / Food Category (pro), International Photography Awards IPA 2016

Commended at the Sony World Photography Awards 2017

Awarded Bronze in the Fine art / Still life Category (pro), Px3 Prix de la photographie Paris 2017

Awarded Gold in the Advertising/Food, Portfolio/Food and Fine Art/Still Life Categories (pro), Moscow International Foto Awards 2017

Awarded Silver in the Portfolio Category and Bronze in the Fine Art Category pro, at the Tokyo Foto Awards 2017

Commended Moscow International Photo Award and Tokyo Foto Awards 2018

Awarded Bronze in the Nature/Flowers Category pro, Px3 Prix de la photographie Paris 2019

Honorable mention IPA Awards 2019

Find out more about her Personal Project.

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Serena Carminati è una fotografa di Genova che ha vissuto e studiato per un lungo periodo in Inghilterra, dove ha conseguito un Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Graphic Design presso Kingston University.

Per oltre vent’anni ha esplorato i più diversi campi della fotografia, per poi specializzarsi nella fotografia di food e still life. Nel 2012 è diventata una food blogger, spinta dalla necessità di esprimere pienamente la sua passione per la fotografia e il food styling.

Alcuni tra i più recenti lavori fotografici, parte del suo “Progetto Personale”, hanno ottenuto importanti riconoscimenti internazionali, tra cui il primo posto nella categoria Advertising / Food agli International Photography Awards (IPA) 2016.



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  1. Serena, I like your blog – for someone who has just started it looks great I also really like your photographs.

    Thanks for your compliments on the “Sticky Tahini Buns post”. Good Luck!

    1. Thank you so much Pallavi! I hope to improve and develop this blog as I go on…I’ll follow your interesting posts with great pleasure on Veggiezest.
      Thank you for commenting on my blog! 🙂

  2. You have a lovely blog Serena, amazing photography too. Thanks for ‘Follow. Looking forward to your future posts.

  3. Complimenti per il blog, anche io ho l’hobby della fotografia ( anche se non sono tanto brava) e complimenti per le ricette bilingue. Vorrei farlo anche io, ma sono pigra 😉
    buon week end!

  4. Ciao Serena! Anch’io mi chiamo Serena! Sono contenta di averti scoperto perche’ mi piace moltissimo il tuo blog. Complimenti!

    1. I Julianna! I hope you had a wonderful Easter, my dear!! I had a lovely week, thank you!! Julianna, I really appreciate that you nominated me 🙂 It’s a nice way to let me know that you care about what I am doing and this means so much to me!!! 🙂
      However, I’ve decided to keep the blog really focused on the recipes and photography, because iI think it’s easier for the people to find things if I keep it simple, I hope it’s ok with you. Still, thank you so much for your support and kindness!!!! 🙂

      1. Hi Serena. Yes, I did have a very nice Easter, thanks so much! No problem, Serena! I totally understand! These awards are always optional anyway, so no worries at all! Just keep doing what you do, because I really enjoy your blog ! 😀

  5. Hi Serena,
    I stumble across your website and I am in love with your recipes. Like you I am an Italian food blogger and I write my blog in English. I’m from Lecce but I live in Shanghai.
    I would like to feature your recipe “Special Stuffed Calamari” on expatcucina.com. Let me know if you are interested

    1. Ciao Daniela! Nice to meet you!!!
      Of course you can post my recipe, if you add the link and everything I have no problem with it, actually, I am glad that you like it! :-))) Thank you!

  6. ciao Serena! mi sono decisa a sperimentare wordpress ed ho scelto il tuo blog come primo da seguire..! sarà che ti conosco di persona… ma è davvero bello vedere quello che stai realizzando qui! Complimenti! 🙂 Happy 2015 blogging!

  7. Love your blog. Great photos and very nice recipes. I especially like that you include Italian translations.

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