Harriet Harcourt


Smiling woman with glasses


I’m a New Zealander living in sunny Perth, Western Australia.

I’ve been working with food in all sorts of ways for over 30 years – including designing and making the props food for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar.

I’m Cordon Bleu trained, spent years doing catering, recipe & product development (including my own range of marinades & dressings), food writing, cooking demonstrations, and made the odd radio and television appearance talking all things food.

Since coming to live in WA I discovered not only a talent for but a love of photography that led to an unexpected career plot twist. Since most of my working life has revolved around food, as my skill level and interest in photography grew, the natural progression was to harness my decades of food styling experience and specialise in food photography.

In 2021 I won the Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture category for my photograph of “Mulled Pears” in the prestigious Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year competition. Regarded as the Oscars of the food photography world the competition attracted over 10,000 entries from 80 countries.

I’ve now shot for the New York Times as well as iconic West Australian brands Mrs Mac’s, Fogarty Wine Group, Clancy’s Fish Pubs, WA Potatoes, Bravo Apples, Mt Barker Chicken, to name a few.

While I often work on my own, I’m equally happy collaborating with other creatives and regularly work with some of Perth’s finest photographers and stylists.

For me it’s not just a job, it’s what I live and breathe for, and I’d love to hear from you if you think I could help with your next creative endeavour!

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