To put a delicious piece of chocolate in your mouth is to experience a flavor explosion. That’s what it tastes like. But what does it look like? If you were to photograph it, how would you do it? Here’s how photographer Finn Beales did it.
Finn Beales is an award-winning photographer and director based in the Black Mountains of Wales. Finn established himself as a photographer on the road, mostly focusing on travel and lifestyle photography. Lately, however, he has been spending more and more time in the studio.
“Travel photography means I have to be away from home to work and that’s not always practical with a young family at home,” says Finn. “Studio photography allows me to work when I’m not halfway around the globe. I’m also really enjoying the process of making pictures as opposed to taking them. Responding creatively to a commercial brief is a particularly enjoyable aspect.”
A recent assignment saw Finn being contacted by Nom Nom Chocolate – a Welsh brand specializing in handcrafted chocolate with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
“Nom Nom is a fun brand to work with. The owner is a young entrepreneur who gladly compares himself to Willy Wonka and his brief to me was very clear: put the magic back into chocolate and try to visualize the impact our flavor combinations deliver when you eat a bar of Nom Nom.”