We’re thrilled to announce that Stockland Martel now represents noted food and photo stylist Victoria Granof. “Victoria’s food styling talents are legendary, AND she creates the warmest atmosphere wherever she goes,” says Bill Stockland. “It is always an honor to represent someone who is the best in their field and who lives and breathes their work because they love what they do.”
Victoria, whose creative vision is both unique and unabashedly passionate, is known for her “beauty is where you find it” sensibility and provocative photographs and motion pieces that manage to stay on brand while going off on a delicious tangent. “My food styling isn’t about the food,” she says. “It’s about the emotion.”
Victoria has been commissioned for editorial shoots and ad campaigns for clients ranging from Bon Appétit to Kraft, Nestle, Absolut, KitchenAid, and Clinique. And she has worked with many of the photo world’s best-known image-makers, launching her career with a decade-long collaboration with the great Irving Penn and later teaming up with Kenji Toma, Mitchell Feinberg, Hans Gissinger, and Steven Klein, among others. In addition to still images, her portfolio features video, including a number of short, striking motion pieces (a melting popsicle, a sizzling egg, a deconstructed still life) created with Craig Cutler for his CC52 series.
Classically trained at the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Victoria worked as a cooking instructor, chef, and pastry chef at restaurants in her hometown of Los Angeles before moving into photography. She lives with her son, Theo, in Brooklyn, New York, and is forever inspired by the city. “I’m influenced by daily life in New York,” she told the style-centric Web destination Rue La La. “I don’t text or talk on the phone while I’m on the street, so I notice and absorb everything.”
Here’s a quick look at some of Victoria’s work. To see lots more, visit her portfolio at stocklandmartel.com.