Lovely styling and art direction by Maaike Koorman in this beautiful down to earth social media campaign for UNA BBQ. Photographer: Ernie Enkelaar, Food styling: Merijn Tol
Maaike Koorman’s wonderfully true and uncontrived sense of “home” is unmistakably part of her in demand signature. Here for award winning author Bas Robben’s latest cookbook “Vet”. Creative direction & styling: Maaike Koorman, Photography: Jeroen van der Spek c/o STILLSTARS, Foodstyling: Jessica Lek
In her Amsterdam studio, Maaike has her own collection of props gathered from around the world, ranging from handmade ceramics from South Africa to an old Le Creuset pot discovered in the flea market. Sometimes they are found or acquired but preferably Maaike loves to make them herself. She believes that you can see the difference in the picture. When a background is handmade, specifically for purpose, it lives.
Maaike often also provides creative direction for her clients, from start-ups to multinational companies or magazines and publishers.
She usually works alongside chefs or food stylists and believes in the strength of a good team. When there is no actual cooking involved, Maaike does her own food styling. She knows exactly how to make a salad look tasty and fresh, cheese look rustic and seafood look glorious.