Liz Mathews, a nationally recognized photo director, is LPK's chief culinary creative director. Working as a food imagery consultant and researcher, Liz provides strategic and on-set photo direction, as well as general food and food trends expertise for LPK
Prior to joining LPK, Liz served as Photo Director at Bon Appétit for nine years, overseeing the development of the magazine's visceral style of food photography, which has since become
a food industry benchmark. She directed photography for the publication's web
launch, commissioning hundreds of images of recipes, ingredients and techniques.
She also art directed, commissioned and edited photography for The Bon Appétit Cookbook and The Bon Appétit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh. Liz has received gold and silver medals for photography direction from the Society of Publication Designers, of which she is a member. She was nominated by the American Society of Magazine Editors for a 2009 National Magazine Award and has served as a panelist/judge for Communication Arts' annual photography competition. Liz lives in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Summerside, where she volunteers with NBRAN, National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network, a group that helps place homeless and abused Brittany Spaniels.
She holds a BFA from the University of California and, in addition to her love of photography, she also enjoys painting, gardening and cooking.