XDBPhotography // Xavier D. Buendia
Sponsors of ‘Best Sunday Lunch’ at the 2017 BRAVO Awards
I’m an award winning food photographer based in Brighton.
Raised between Spain and Mexico, food became a huge part of my life from an early age and then followed photography.
That early passion for food led me to a 15 year career in the catering industry. First as a chef and then as a sommelier after finishing my studies in Food and Beverage management. I travelled half of the world for a while working in Michelin Star restaurants, 5 star hotels and exclusive country clubs.
In 2009 I moved to the South East of England and slowly started getting more interested in making pictures.
It was an exciting challenge combining both passions and turn them into a successful full time job. Wise move though.
Now I’m making delicious food pictures for incredibly talented and equally passionate chefs and restaurateurs and occasionally I get to write about wine, drinks and food. Living in Brighton I can’t think of a better place to be as the food scene is truly exciting!