The Treasure Chest

  Restaurant Photography by Marte Lundby Rekaa It was so much fun working with Filipino restaurant Romulo Café London creating a set of images for them before their big launch. There is something very special seeing a concept, a brand and an interior develop into a restaurant full of life. The food had to be photographed long…

Tropical Hues

Architectural photography by Marte Lundby Rekaa Cleo B’s London flat is an explosion of colour, gradients, light, shapes, textures and anything that will make you smile! I guess it won’t come as a shock that the owner is a creative soul; a shoe designer (hence the amazing walk-in shoe cabinet!) (instagram: @cleo_b_london) The project is a collaboration between friends and…


Fast Food Menus

Fast food; photography for menus I love collaborating with other creatives and seeing my own photographs as a part of a bigger design. I recently photographed the whole menu for the Italian café Nuvola at Euston Tower. Graphic designer Ed Kirwan from Yellow Creative sprinkled his magic design dust over my photos to create these eye-catching window posters and over-the-counter menus. “Marte’s amazing…


Merry Christmas!

  Merry Christmas! Christmas is only days away and I’ve decorated my little tree with some of my favourite photos. Check it out in the gallery below! It’s been a great year with lots of new adventures taking me from Manchester to Paris and everywhere in between, including photographing Royalties, colourful interiors and scrumptious food. Just…


Heavenly homemade

Food photography by Marte Lundby Rekaa I’m very lucky to have amazing friends who know how much I love food! So nothing makes me happier than when they bring me little homemade treats. I just had to shoot these little pots of yumminess last week before it was all gone. Big thank you to Patrick…


Masters of Light

SE Events installation in London nightclub photographed by Marte L Rekaa A few weekends ago I was commissioned by  SE Events to photograph their lighting installations at a London night club for a private birthday party. It was incredible to see the transformation of the dark rooms from when I arrived at 8am until the doors opened at…


Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween “When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween!” (Quote unknown)   Wishing you all a delightfully spooky weekend! Best regards,        


Mark Carne – A Leadership Portrait of Network Rail’s CEO

Portrait photography It’s my pleasure to present the first portrait in a series of interviews on the subject ‘Conscious Leadership’.  The project is a collaboration with Oddi Aasheim, Managing Director of SLP Global, who spends his days working with people that are up for making our world a truly exciting and fulfilling place. We’ll be interviewing and…


Taste the new trend

LITTLE MOONS If you think sushi or bubble tea is the latest big thing to come out of Asia, then think again. Mochis have arrived on the London scene and they are dangerously morish! I recently took some PR portraits of Vivien and Howard Wong, who supplies mochis to Nobu, Yo! Sushi, Selfridges and Whole Foods…


Shooting in the City

I was lucky to be shooting for a old client of mine today, Central Working. They have recently opened their 5th co-working space, and this time it’s right in the heart of London. I’ve previously written 3 blog posts showcasing some of the photos from the first club they opened in Bloomsbury. Have a look! Post…


Ibis Hotel Earl’s Court

HOSPITALITY PHOTOGRAPHY Show Them What You’ve Got!   You might be running the most amazing pub, restaurant or cafe, but unless you entice people through that door – who would ever know? I like to execute my photos with creative thought, attention to detail and technical precision. My aim is to provide my clients with images that helps attract new customers. I have been working…


Kristin Hjellegjerde

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAHY Face To Face As businesspeople we all need portraits of ourselves, whether it is for LinkedIn, our websites or for when that PR opportunity suddenly knocks on our door. A professional portrait shows that you are serious about the service or product you offer. People buy from people, so make sure you come…


Humble Herbs

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY People Eat with their Eyes First High quality and appetizing photographs are a vital branding and marketing factor in the food industry. I like to execute my shots with creative thought, attention to detail and technical precision. My aim is to provide my clients with mouthwatering images that truly reflect their culinary skills. I recently had the delight of working with Tina Richardson,…

Cranbrook Basements

INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY The Devil is in the Detail Good quality build and beautiful interior design should be captured professionally so you can show prospective clients the standard of your work. I have been working with the award winning design and build specialists Cranbrook Basements for many years. My photos help attract new clients showing them…


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Thank you for all your interest and support in the last year. 2015 is already looking very promising with some exciting commissions both in London and further afield. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas filled with laughter and good food. All the best, Marte  


The Escalator Whitechapel

INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY Making your Space come to Life To attract new customers you’ll need professional images that can capture the essence of your commercial space. I worked closely with the design team at Barclays to create a range of photographs for their new website featuring their collaborative space called the Escalator in Whitechapel, London. The client…


Kevin O’ Connor, Managing Director of Cranbrook Basements

“ Working closely with Marte over the last 10 years has allowed us to communicate very directly with our Clients and has no doubt been a contributory factor in our success – Marte is an integral part of our Team and we are thoroughly delighted with the service MLR provide “

Seasonal greetings

Happy Christmas Wishing you time to enjoy the simple pleasures of this holiday season Light a candle, wrap up warm and smell the spices! Christmas is upon us, and with this photo I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2014! All the best, Marte

Good Morning!

  For the last 5 years, I’ve had 9 workplacement students working with me for periods of 6-8 months at a time. This is a post written by Camilo who recently finished his time with me to start his own photography business. ***** Once you get your head around it, it is actually quite simple….

Plenty of fish

There’s plenty of fish in the sea, and we recently had some for lunch at Park Royal  Studios. The sardines were practically begging to be photographed, so I thought I’d share a couple with you. Credits: Photography: Marte L Rekaa Chef: Jason Cloete & Jason Park Royal Studios:     


Chef Taster: Nick Sandler

Nick Sandler Creative Chef, Pret A Manger Our delicious autumn recipe Rustic Courgette de Nice comes from Nick Sandler, Pret’s Creative Chef, and his treasured wood-fired oven. It’s an inspired combination of ingredients fresh from the local farmers market. So inviting, our photographer couldn’t make up her mind whether to eat it or take pictures…


Chef Taster: Rustic Courgette de Nice

Rustic Courgette de Nice by Nick Sandler, Creative Chef of Pret A Manger Hearty chunks of courgettes and aubergines with vine tomatoes, mozzarella and parsley For autumn’s seasonal recipe we have collaborated with Nick Sandler, Creative Chef at Pret A Manger. It is a simple dish made for busy people, that will leave you wanting for…

What Wine Today?

  ‘What Wine Today?’ is the tagline of one of my favourite wine merchants who also recently became a client. Griffinwell Wine is a fun company supplying Boutique French wine to the UK market. It’s run by Suzanne Griffin and Justin Rudwell – both from the US. Suzanne has lived in Paris for many years and…


Chef Taster: Jubilee Pigeon

Jubilee Pigeon by Daniel Ayton of 51 Buckingham Gate & Chefbytes Crostini of wood pigeon with new season asparagus, beetroot and feta salad Ingredients: •1 whole pigeon • 6 baby beetroot with leaves • 60g feta • 6 tips new season asparagus • 6 halves sun blushedcherry tomatoes • 1 slice bread • Olive oil…


Chef Taster: Daniel Ayton

Daniel Ayton Executive Sous Chef of Buckingham Gate and founder of Chefbytes For the interview with Chef Daniel Ayton for Chef Taster, we collaborated with filmmaker Jonathan Crane of Perpetual Films. Jonathan is a talented filmmaker with many years experience from producing documentaries for the BBC. We were very excited when we got him on…


Chef Taster: Assaggio di Primavera

Assaggio di Primavera by Jose Graziosi Pan-roasted sea bass, wild garlic pesto, asparagus, broad beans, peas and clams Assaggio di primavera is a mouth-watering seafood dish that deliversa burst of spring sunshine onto your plate. A crisp, meaty sea bass, enriched but not overpowered by a velvety pesto, is balanced by vibrant herbs and fresh…

iPad cover: DONE!

If you’ve been reading my blog you already know that I like to knit, and I have finally finished the iPad cover. Luckily my photography and retouching skills are better than my knitting skills, so I have managed to hide most of the mistakes I’ve done… But nevertheless, I’m quite proud of the finished product! I…

Central – A place to eat, work and be inspired 3/3

This is the last of three posts about Central Working – a place to eat, meet, work and be inspired. Read the first and second post here. Central Working in Bloomsbury has got three meeting rooms called Serious, Old Skool and the Love room. The meeting rooms are full of character, but a bit of a challenge to photograph…


Central – A place to eat, work and be inspired 2/3

This is the second of three posts about Central Working  – a place to eat, meet, work and be inspired. Read the first post here and the third post here. You have already seen the photos from the cafe and the upstairs working area at Central Working in Bloomsbury. The member’s club also has a downstairs…


Central – A place to eat, work and be inspired 1/3

  I’m a huge fan of interior design. There is something about the big lines, compositions, textures, light and materials that make me tick! I guess with a grandfather who is an architect and a mum who will rearrange her furniture as often as some people change their linen, the love for interiors and architecture…



Moving images A photograph is a moment in time. A video is a slice of time. Different, but similar. Each has to move the audience it’s aimed at. Each has to prompt the right decision. Whether the right image is static or moving is an audience-driven judgement. Whichever you choose – and it’s not a binary…