About FOodie SNitch
Because eating well shouldn't be a secret...
Hello! My name is Emily Joan Greene and I’m a self-taught food stylist and photographer based in San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR.
My passion for storytelling began when I went to school for visual journalism at the University of Oregon. Shortly after, I began interning and eventually going the staff at Willamette Week as a photographer. Many of my assignments covered the growing food and dining scene in Portland, and thus my love for food blossomed.
It was through these experiences that my passion for food grew from a hobby to an aspiration. I began researching restaurants every time I would visit a new city, and soon my horizons were being broadened again and again.
I wanted to start this very blog to document my food adventures, in the hopes of inspiring others to embrace how food is unique to place. After all, nothing warms the heart more than sharing something delicious!
I am inspired by various cultures and cuisines, incorporating both classic and contemporary techniques to create something new, while maintaining the tradition. Dining nowadays is an entire experience that incorporates not only the food, but the story behind it, the ambience of the restaurant, the sounds, the dish ware... All of these elements can make a place unique and exciting. I am here to find those places.
PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING
Shortly after starting food photography I began my foray into food styling. For my personal craft, I like to have a human element, whether that is a hand grabbing a fork or a portrait of the chef. I also try and think about how to make the item stand out. Is it the sheen on the tomato? The deep crust of a fresh loaf? Nevertheless, I constantly work to push my boundaries, experimenting with various styles and techniques to gain flexibility as a photographer.
My services include photography, food styling, food aesthetics, props styling, editorials, and storytelling.