XDBPhotography // Xavier D. Buendia

Sponsors of ‘Best Sunday Lunch’ at the 2017 BRAVO Awards

I’m an award winning food photographer based in Brighton.

XDBPhotography, Xavier D. Buendia, Restaurants Brighton

Raised between Spain and Mexico, food became a huge part of my life from an early age and then followed photography.

Xavier D. Buendia, Food Photography, Restaurants Brighton Interview

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.

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In 2009 I moved to the South East of England and slowly started getting more interested in making pictures.

Chefs at Drakes Restaurant Brighton

It was an exciting challenge combining both passions and turn them into a successful full time job. Wise move though.

Sharing steak dishes at The Coal Shed

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!

Xavier D. Buendia, Food Photography, Restaurants Brighton Interview