A B O U T M E
I was born in the Netherlands.. After an apprenticeship as a cook in Germany, I've worked as a chef in several upscale restaurants. Then I worked as a food journalist and food stylist in a test kitchen and for a cookbook publisher.
I speak: Dutch, German, English.
Since 1986 I've been a freelancer for editorial and advertising photography, film productions and TV commercials. First in Germany and later in Dubai, Lebanon, Singapore, South Africa and large parts of Europe.
For more than 20 years I have also been an authorised McD-foodstylist. Mainly in Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Dubai.
After many years of having lived on Mallorca I moved to Hungary in 2002. From there I was traveling all over Europe as a professional food stylist.
In 2017 I came back to Holland , where I now continue to work as an international food stylist.
Manuel Erwin van de Kerkhof