Claxton Represents: Brian Leatart

Born in Los Angeles, Brian took an early interest in food while growing up in a household of constant work in the kitchen. His photography career began early, at 23, when there were very few food photographers in Los Angeles. Brian spent 2 years as a Fine Art major at CA University, Northridge and 4 years at Art Center College of Design as Photography/ Film major. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Brian has taught Photography at Art Center College of Design since 1997.  He now specializes in studio and location food/product/travel for magazines, books, advertising, and packaging. 

His long-standing advertising and packaging clients include Nestlès, Sunkist, Dole, Juanita’s Mexican Gourmet, Huxtables, Safeway, Mori-Nu, Pollo Loco, McDonalds, California Pizza Kitchen, Disney, Starwood Hotels, Harrah’s, St. John’s Medical Centers, World Variety Produce, Avocado Board, Bosch, Caesar’s Palace, Caesarstone, Daily Grill, Flemings, Hunt Wesson, Johnson & Johnson, Kahlua, Knudsen, Panasonic, The Patina Group, Pillsbury, Thermadore, Yard House, Uncle Ben’s Rice, Unified Grocers, Wolfgang Puck, Wynn Las Vegas, etc. 

Long-standing magazine clients include Esquire, In Style, Time Inc., Los Angeles, Fortune, Modern Luxury, New York, Parents, Rolling Stone, Santa Barbara, Shape, USA Weekend. I was a principle photographer for Bon Appetit magazine for the last 30 years, having shot more than 120 covers. Books published include Wolfgang Puck’s, Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen, Julia Childs’, The Way to Cook, The Bel-Air Book of Southern California Food and Entertaining, Elegantly Easy Crème Brulèe, The California Pizza Kitchen Cookbook, The California Pizza Kitchen Pasta Cookbook, Nestlè Holiday Entertaining, The Quick Grill Artist, Thermadore Taste of America and numerous Best of Bon Appetit. 

Brian maintains a fully staffed studio equipped with complete kitchen facilities in Hollywood, California. 

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