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Michael Lamotte Studios is a full service studio – from concept to photography through post production, with a fully color managed workflow. For Michael, technology and problem solving are intertwined. He is known for his refined food aesthetic, a talent for making ordinary objects seem extraordinary and an affa… Read More
Michael Lamotte Studios is a full service studio – from concept to photography through post production, with a fully color managed workflow. For Michael, technology and problem solving are intertwined. He is known for his refined food aesthetic, a talent for making ordinary objects seem extraordinary and an affable disposition.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael has been shooting food and still life photography for over 20 years. His images can be seen worldwide; in advertising campaigns, on food packaging, and in countless cookbooks, though he has really developed a niche in the food packaging genre.

Michael Lamotte comes from a rich culinary history and a long line of chefs. His great grandfather learned the culinary craft in the Cognac region of France, and eventually earned a Chef position at The Langham Hotel in London. From there, he took a position at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. His son, Michael’s grandfather, followed suit and became a chef at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

Michael’s fine arts background began while attending school at The Academy of Art in San Francisco. After a two year apprenticeship with a top food photographer in San Francisco, Michael moved to New York for three years to apprentice with some of the foremost food photographers in the industry. Armed with his New York connections and skills, Michael returned to San Francisco and opened Michael Lamotte Studios.

Away from the studio Michael enjoys cooking, baking and chocolate making, and recently built a wood oven in his backyard to master the art of pizza & bread making. He is on a perpetual quest to learn about food and wine, and bases most vacations on what he can discover about the unique culinary landscapes around the world. Read Less
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    Michael Lamotte Studios Inc. — San Francisco, CA, USA
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