Freelancer required for studio work... by Cristian Barnett

I'm looking for an enthusiastic, hard working photography assistant / graduate to work 2-3 days a month at my Cambridgeshire studio. There is also a strong possibility of a three month full-time contract for January - March 2018 ( which would include on shoot-assisting ). 

The successful candidate must have a photographic qualification and be proficient in Photoshop as well as having a good understanding of Lightroom. There will be retouching work but also jobs relating to marketing ( working on my portfolio / website etc ), scanning, some darkroom work ( I will teach / supervise this ), social media, research and blog work too.  I need someone who is happy to work unsupervised and is a non smoker. A clean driving license would be good but is not essential. And did I mention enthusiastic?

This work is flexible but dates will need to be mutually convenient. 

My studio is a couple of train stops south of Cambridge and about an hour north of Kings Cross. 

Day rate is £100, lunch included. 

Please email me a brief summary of your experience to

Internship for July by Cristian Barnett

I'm looking for a photography graduate for an intern placement between the 3rd and 21st of July.  This will be based at my south Cambridgeshire studio. We will be researching, planning and executing personal portrait projects which will involve shooting on location as well as the studio. There may be some set building and lighting for an animation project and also some analogue work in the darkroom. 

My studio is a couple of stops out of Cambridge ( on the Kings Cross line, about an hour from London ). The rate is £300 per week. Lunches included too. 

I'm looking for someone who is very enthusiastic, reliable and hard working with a good all-round knowledge of photography. If you are afraid of using a kettle or need to smoke please don't apply!

I use Hasselblad H and Canon 5D cameras, Elinchrom mains and battery flash, Lightroom, Photoshop and Phocus software but I don't expect a full knowledge of any of these. There is potential for further work at the end of this period. 

If you are interested, please email a brief outline of your background and a few snaps to

Baltik100 continues.... by Cristian Barnett

Baltik100 is my latest personal project in the wake of my Arctic circle odyssey Life on the Line. Intended to be a 6-7 year project, I began in Gdansk earlier this year and made my second visit last week which is when I photographed the glorious Monicka, standing tall in the port town of Gdynia.


Tom's Table by Cristian Barnett

 Published last week, Tom's Table is the third book I have shot with chef Tom Kerridge. He is once more full of amazing recipes and ideas for photographs aided by art director Lydia Brun and food stylist Nicole Heft. 

Published last week, Tom's Table is the third book I have shot with chef Tom Kerridge. He is once more full of amazing recipes and ideas for photographs aided by art director Lydia Brun and food stylist Nicole Heft. 

Rose and Mary by Cristian Barnett

It's always great to work with new clients and this take away start-up in North London was no exception. As you can see from the shots below, this is not your average food delivery company. 

Roberto, the Rose and Mary head chef, creates beautiful gluten and sugar-free dishes for those lucky enough to live within the Crouch Hill / Muswell Hill area. We created not only a library of food shots but also reportage shots for use on their website and app. 

There are more images here in the features section of my site. 

Print sale - grab a bargain print and help Nepal. by Cristian Barnett

For six days only we are slashing the price of this Tom Kerridge print to make sure we get some much needed help for the Community Action Nepal appeal. Unframed A3 prints are now only £60 ( usual price £175 ) and unframed A2 prints £120 ( usual price £350 ). This includes postage and the entire amount will go to CAN. This offer expires at midnight on the 12th of July. 

If you would like a print, please make the donation to the following Justgiving page ( and leave the following message " donation for Tom Kerridge print " Please forward the receipt with delivery details to

Prints for Nepal. by Cristian Barnett

Following the terrible earthquake in Nepal this April, we have a number of fine art prints for sale to help chef Sat Bains raise money for the Community Action Nepal appeal which is helping remote communities and villages affected by the earthquake. At present he is almost half way to his £100k target. Prints are available unframed as A3 for £175 and A2 for £350. Price includes postage and packaging.

If you would like a print, please make the donation to the following Justgiving page ( and leave the following message " donation for Tom Kerridge print " Please forward the receipt with delivery details to

INGRAINED, ibook by Alex Gooch by Cristian Barnett

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Alex Gooch is a baker who understands the properties of flour better than most and strives to find the finest grains for his award winning breads. Together with writer Kitty Corrigan and designer Matt Inwood, we created a short iBook ( only for Apple )  to explain Alex’s enthusiasm for ancient grains, including some really delicious bread recipes. 

Download Here



Baltik100 by Cristian Barnett

Having completed Life on the Line, my portrait project around the Arctic Circle, I have today embarked on the next adventure which will take me around the shores of the Baltic Sea. Planned as a five year effort with two trips to each of the nine countries with Baltic coastline, Baltik100 will be one hundred portraits, encapsulating a region which has seen shifting borders, huge upheavals and is more recently at the fore of global geopolitics. The project begins in Gdansk, a place where the 2nd world war broke out and which was also centre stage at the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is fitting that the opening portrait is of a Pole who is connected closely to a past which is arguably more alive in Poland than ever.


Old friends come together by Cristian Barnett


Having shot for Country Living for over ten years and worked with Angie Lewin for almost the same length of time it was a pleasure to combine the two for this interior shoot at Angie and Simon's home in Scotland for the April issue of CL. They are masters at combining contemporary artwork with mid-century modern furniture.


Sweets Made Simple - The Meeces by Cristian Barnett


One of the highlights of the year was creating a series of animations for the BBC2 cookery show Sweets Made Simple featuring my good chums Miss Hope and Mr Greenwood. I have put them all together in one high-octane movie. I suspect we haven't seen the last of these lads.....

AOP awards 2014 - success! by Cristian Barnett

It was a great pleasure to have both of my entries accepted into the final of this years prestigious Association of Photographers awards. Even more exciting was to learn that one of my favourite Arctic Circle images was chosen as best in category ( non-commissioned single image ).  My prints were shown in the awards exhibition at the Islington Design Centre and are published in the awards book. 

Film of the day #1 Malden Oysters by Cristian Barnett

Over the next couple of weeks I would like to feature some of my motion work. This is one of my very first films, made with Malden Oysters on the River Blackwater near Chelmsford. I think this is a nice way to show a process which is both ancient and atmospheric and conveys the story in a way not possible with stills. 

Tom Kerridge's Best Ever Dishes. Bloomsbury Publishing. by Cristian Barnett

Just released, this is Tom's second book. It was really exciting to part of such a creative team which as well as Tom included some of his boys from the Hand and Flowers, the indefatigable food stylist Nicole Heft, props stylist Polly Webb-Wilson and of course the endlessly hungry art director Alex Smith.  I really love the mix of beautifully plated food and more loosely styled shots. 


Herbcheese Alpert by Cristian Barnett

Sweets Made Simple, BBC2 21:30, August 15th. 

For the second episode we would like to welcome Señor Alpert who, along with his  mariachi playing compatriots, introduces Mexican tequila chillies.

" It was the world famous trumpeter Herbcheese Alpert who first noted that Miss Hope’s tequila chillies were the finest thing to come out of Mexico since his Tijuana Brass, Maria. He loves to get his trumpeter’s sucker-fish lips around her spicy treats. Sometimes he gets so excited he performs his death-defying mambo backflip and trumpets into his sombrero "