After the idea for Tastemaker was brought to life, founder Anthony O. Thomas started looking for contributors and talented creatives that could help to make it a reality. Read the stories of some of our regular contributors below. These are the people who have believed in the brand, joined the journey and helped to make Tastmakr what it is today!
Lucy Massey - Head of Events
Lucy graduated from Bristol University with a Bachelor’s degree in French. Shortly after, she worked at London’s Soho House but left to pursue her own projects in food. Lucy then opened a pop-up cafe at The Old Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, and is also the founder of Slap Ya Papa, an immersive New Orleans-themed supper club. She currently works in London as a freelance events producer.
Charlotte Heal is a London based design and art director specialising in art and fashion projects. Charlotte's approach to design has been shaped by over seven years in the industry and the practice is grounded in concept generation and content driven design. The studio offers a range of services to suit client needs providing intelligent, well crafted and bespoke solutions: creative direction, design, branding, consultancy, photographic editing, publication planning, production management and photography. Whilst leading the design studio Charlotte also complements the practice with lecturing both in the UK and abroad.
Sarah Rowland — Editor
Sarah is a freelance multi-media journalist and sub-editor currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. With a heart for travel and experiencing the people that make up a place, Sarah has documented the Maasai villages in Kenya, wandered through California’s coastal town of Big Sur on assignment, worked on-set for the UK’s Hearst Magazine Corp, and interviewed musicians such as Damien Rice, Hozier and James Bay. Living in Paris, London, Portland and Nashville, she finds a home within the people she meets along the way. From interviews, to lyrical essays, concert reviews and photography, her work has been published in Monocle, Kinfolk, Rolling Stone, NYLON, The Guardian, Freundevon Freunden, among others.
Joe Woodhouse — Photographer
Joe was trained as a chef but later decided he wanted to pursue a career outside of the kitchen. With the knowledge and experience he gained, he later turned to photography. He currently works as a Food + Travel photographer based in London. He's happiest when exploring, preferably within the outdoors. He's also particularly interested in both the social and cultural sides of food and how it ultimately brings people together.
Corina Esquivel — Photographer
Corina is a young 20-something photographer born in Mexico, raised in Canada and currently living in London. She's passionate about people and the stories they have to tell, and she finds her own storytelling voice through photography. The art form has made it possible for her to meet amazing people that she perhaps wouldn’t have otherwise encountered. Through her lens, she's able to learn things about others and see different sides of people that not everyone else has to opportunity to see.
Jessica Maddock — Photographer
Jess is a 23-year-old graphic designer and freelance photographer. She also spends time working in London’s amazing food industry as a waitress at the artisan bakery called La Bouche. In her spare time, she’s an avid tea drinker and people watcher.