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About || Jo Anderson

Hi I'm Jo. 

I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa with a thirst for adventure which lead me to work on super yachts for most of my twenties as a self taught personal chef to a Russian billionaire. I met my Aussie husband, Corey in the South of France and when we left yachting to get married we decided to settle on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia. 

A little over 4 years ago I met a stranger in a coffee shop who gave me my first DSLR camera. It was a 10 year old Pentax sporting a whopping 6 megapixels, but I felt like the luckiest girl in the world and so started my love affair with food photography. I started my blog, The Luminous Kitchen, as a way to share my love of great food and food photography and within a few months I had my first request to photograph a cookbook. 

Since then I have solo styled and photographed six cookbooks, numerous ebooks and a recipe app. My absolute joy is creating beautiful photographs of food, telling visual stories and evoking the emotions that food holds for us. My style is honest, uncomplicated, vibrant and fresh. 

I am also mum to two beautiful sassy little girls.