It’s not hard to see how this 29-year old has amassed a whopping 53K followers on her Instagram account @tofurier. The food stylist/photographer is one half of creative agency Studio Oooze with her husband Sean Ashley Gabriel, and her works – almost always bursting with vivid pop hues – range from a picture of a cherry tomato flying off a playground swing made of farfalle, to austere tableaux inspired by the still lifes of 17th century artist Juan Sanchez Cotan. Colours aside, a distinctly humorous eye runs through all her imagery. “People are getting more adventurous when shooting their food: The current trend is excess, overly styled sets showing manicured food, variety and quantity,” she says – her approach little different from that of a creative director at a fashion shoot. “I believe we will be seeing more deliciously ugly foods, or styling with more storytelling intent.” That creative POV has caught the eye of bigwigs such as Apple, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, among her numerous clients. Come late 2018, expect a collaboration with a local fashion brand in which there’ll be “many lifestyle items to complement the everyday life”.
All accessories, Chanel. Image courtesy of Studio Oooze