Australian-born Patricia Niven is an award winning food and portrait photographer. Her work is known for its rich, textural style and timeless luminosity.
Her sumptuous food photographs run the gamut from painterly still lifes through to clean, modern classics – all are imbued with a tranquility, warmth and free-spirited curiosity that defines Patricia’s style. Her sense of connectedness with the natural world means she is fascinated by the soil, the earth and the people who nurture it.
For Patricia, food is an extension of personal narratives. She describes her approach as nimble; as at home photographing in a field with mud on her boots as she is in a studio or a Michelin starred restaurant. Her natural warmth and love of people means she thrives when collaborating with a team, relishing the magic of the combined energy in a room, whether it be for commercial, editorial or freelance commissions.
During the first 2020 lockdown, Patricia created The Chicken Soup Project on instagram, an ongoing exploration of the power of food to comfort and sustain us, collating hundreds of contributions from cooks around the world. Patricia lives in East London with her partner.