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, 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.


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.