Luscious food photography by Francesco Tonelli

Commercial food photographer Francesco Tonelli favors simple backdrops and uses few props. “I want the food and dishes to speak for themselves,” he says. He also wants the food to look pristine but also real. Sometimes its the slight imperfections in a composition that make it both appetizing and forbidden.Tonelli calls on his culinar training to pay homage to his delectible subjects.RELATED: Why Francesco Tonelli's food photography is deliciously differentRELATED: Food photography tips