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 unusual dishes that poured from my kitchen; these are 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. Feels good, man.
Many Australian food blogs place a lot of emphasis on dining out and taking snaps at restaurants, bars and cafés and although this makes for great reading and viewing I feel the true value of food as a homely and generous act is somehow being lost. I believe food should be centred around creativity and sharing so I sincerely hope this blog exudes all sorts of delicious, possibly inspiring, goodness.
alanabread now exists, not only to share the food I enjoy, but to share my experiences as an emerging food and lifestyle photographer in Sydney.
Cadbury Creme Egg Recipes
The Best Creative Party Cakes
Featured Foodie: Alana Dimou
14 Cutest Valentine’s Day Cookies
Domo-Kun Heart Cookies
Marvelous Mustache Cookies