As a photographer, Food photography has my passion. Originally from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I am now based in Byron Bay, and work as a freelance commercial photographer specialising in food and lifestyle. I also publish and produce cook books with mouthwatering images for various chefs, nutritionists and other clients.
My interest for photography started at a young age, when I spent lots of time in photography studio’s as a model and later make-up artist. After initially choosing this career path I started a very successful make-up academy in Amsterdam, during which time I also produced my first book and started writing for women’s magazines.
However my passion for photography surfaced and soon after I changed tack and decided to study photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. Shortly after graduating in 1996, I became the chief photographer for a popular body and lifestyle magazine in The Netherlands.
In Australia for the last 20 years my love of the region has brought me to base myself in Byron Bay. From where I am happy to travel to the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Lismore and Sydney. My latest book, is “Byron Bay – a taste of the region”, where I could combine my love of food, styling and photography.
I live with my husband, daughter, dog and several alpacas in Byron Bay’s hinterland. I love cooking, running and yoga and feeding my family fabulous organic produce from my own vegie patch.
To create a solution for clients to combine stunning images and mouthwatering recipes, I often join forces with nutritionists and chefs. Contact to receive my brochure. Tailored recipe and image packages for food producers and brands.
What my clients say about my work
Nelly le Comte, you are the definition of loving what you do. There were no limits to getting the shots you envisioned. From waiting for the perfect sunlight to going on our Casuarina adventure, thank you for being a delight to work with.
We were delighted to be part of the Byron Bay Cookbook. The stunning photography and high quality production were a great showcase for Duck Creek Macadamia products and indeed all the extraordinary local producers involved. We are excited to be in the next edition and can’t wait to see the final product!
We were thrilled to be included in the Byron Bay cookbook… a real foodies dream! It is great to be a part of the exciting food scene here and working with Nelly was truly inspiring.
Nelly is an excellent photographer who understands the delicate relationship of getting the ‘right’ shot with the subjects involved. I was impressed with her professionalism and the quality of the end result!
Nelly is a talented and professional photographer who gets straight in to get the job done with creativity, finesse and intelligence. She has a way of connecting and managing a job and turning even a complicated job into something simple and enjoyable. Nelly’s photography is exquisite and she is a joy to work with.