Elise Dumas, aka The Pineapple Chef, is a food and lifestyle stylist and photographer. She mainly creates content for brands, chefs, restaurants, hotels, publishing houses, and magazines. Dumas started a blog eight years ago about food intolerances because it made her life hard. Back then, there were not much gluten-free, vegan or organic places in Paris, so, she wanted to transmit her recipes and photograph them. “I always liked the image and the visual. When I realized that my photographs were not of sufficiently high quality, I went to work with foreign bloggers that I admired through their Instagram and Pinterest accounts. It was a revelation! I understood that, beyond the recipe, I liked to stage it, sublimate it and photograph it,” – she explains. Enjoy her art in our gallery below and be sure to follow Elise Dumas on Instagram.
Beauty, a word that resonates perfectly when you discover Dumas’ different photographs whose colors, shapes, textures and light and shadow effects are completely glorified.
After studying Political Science, Communication and Management, and six and a half years in the consulting business, Elise Dumas returned to school to study a Master at the French Fashion Institute, which then allowed her to exercise her career as a visual merchandiser.
“I worked for 15 years in fashion for luxury houses in visual merchandising before embarking on this full-time activity,” Dumas said.
“Today, I am – and more and more after traveling around the world – fascinated by the beauty and richness of our products, our heritage, our know-how, our chefs or our craftsmen.”
“This is all that I want to talk about in my work: the quality, the authenticity and the seasonality of our products, the good and the beautiful, without necessarily following a fashion or a trend.”
“I am inspired by social networks, but also books, exhibitions, cinema, architecture or even everyday life, nature, seasons…”
Beautiful photographic compositions and so much more.