Hello! I’m Alana and like many people I enjoy taking photos of food.
After leaving the corporate world to peruse studies in digital media in 2010 I found an unexpected hobby in taking photos of both the homely and, I dare say, experimental dishes that poured from my kitchen; these were often inspired by my love of sweet treats, my resourceful days as a student as of course my wonderful Egyptian-Cypriot heritage.
This became an important part of my university studies and food photography soon formed a large part of my portfolio. My two hobbies of food and photography in conjunction with academia became so entwined I eventually produced my very own cookbook as my final, end of degree project which you can read about here.
alanabread now exists to share my experiences as a food and lifestyle photographer in Sydney. These days I am particularly interested in people’s relationships with both food and the internet as I aim to strip away the glazed sheen of a perfect life that a social media presence so often portrays through parody recipe posts, less-than-perfect travel monologues and reviews of limited time only fast-food items.