About Tom Head
I am a food writer and amateur photographer who lives in Washington, D.C. I like to take pictures of almost anything that might make a good photo.
My favorite subject is people—informal shots of family and friends using available light. I try to make my subjects look good (I really don't understand why so many people are reluctant to have their pictures taken.), but I also like to think that my photos reveal something of the subjects' personalities and spirits.
I also like to take pictures of farmer's markets. The colors are vivid, the light is nicely filtered under the vendors' tents, things are grouped attractively in nice repetitive patterns, and the subjects stay still so you can photograph them.
Travel is good. It opens my eyes to unexpected and unfamiliar colors and patterns.
I used to use a Canon EOS 70D for most photos, but a couple of years ago I took a workshop in iPhone photography in Tuscany through Il Chiostro, and I'm taking more and more photos with my iPhone 11 Pro Max. It's lighter; I always have it with me; and the results are often impressive.
My cookbook, Greens, part of the Savor the South series published by the University of North Carolina Press, is available from the press or from Amazon. Click to order.