Vanessa Lewis (photographer)



Photographer (Johannesburg)

Once upon a time …

… a girl named Vanessa discovered life through a lens and began to take pictures of life around her. She soon found her niche, capturing images of food, décor, lifestyle and children. And when an opportunity to travel to Paris to study under Guido Mocafico presented itself, she grabbed it – beret and camera in hand.

Where is she now?

Back on South African soil, Vanessa is an award-winning freelance photographer who has published several cookbooks, including Savour, Brookdale Healthy Foods, Canteen – Great British Menu, Beautiful Outdoors and the Tastic Cookbook. Her portfolio can be found on as well as for specialized toddler photography.

Brag book

Winning the best food photo at Galliova Food Writer Awards, the Gourmand cookbook award for Best Photography in SA and the international winner of the Sweet Table Contest. Best of all being invited to judge at the Loeries in the Craft: Photography category in 2011.


National Diploma in Photography from Vaal Triangle Tech


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