Lorenzo Di Francesco is a food-obsessed photographer, creator of gastronomic branding, bespoke events and immersive edible experiences.
Focused on travel, food and people, he was recently shortlisted in two categories, Food bloggers and Politics of food, in the prestigious Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2019 competition.
With over 20 years of experience as a designer and art director, he has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands and cultural figures, from Land Rover and Johnson&Johnson to Cinecittà Film Studios, the Dazed Group and situationist poet Robert Montgomery. Lorenzo is a freelance photographer, creative director and event creator.
Most recently, he has designed, built and run a canteen for Gucci, designed the menus and run the restaurant for two editions of Miller Brands’ headline-grabbing ‘House of Peroni’, taken cinema-goers’ tastebuds on a whirlwind ride with an eight-course edible accompaniment to Sorrentino’s ‘La Grande Bellezza’ and been on a judging panel with renowned chef Theo Randall.
He works on every project from initial creative concept through to final production, including the direct relationship with the main client and the management of every administrative, strategic, logistical, food and safety detail. He has also collected an extensive portfolio of suppliers along the way.
Hailing from Rome, Lorenzo specialises in taking Italian traditions and twisting them around his little finger to create surprising and conceptual menus. But thanks to his extensive travelling and years living everywhere from Thailand to Brazil mean that he’s pretty much open to anything.
He currently came back from a round the world project with his writer wife and his two small children, Olivia and River. They were shooting, filming and writing about food, travel and kids, whilst gathering research for other related projects. So far, they've been to Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Sydney, Chile, Mexico, Cuba and around Europe. Follow the adventure here.
Lorenzo is now focused on photography and working on a series of personal projects including his first book, but is available for commissions and collaborations.
If you’d like to work with Lorenzo, say hi here. He’d love to meet you.