Documentary Food Photographer

In December 2000 I moved from Wollongong, New South Wales, to Hobart, Tasmania and started taking photos of the food I was eating. The produce was so fresh, the meals amazing and I started to keep a blog. In December 2002 I moved back to Wollongong and continued to blog about food. I started Illawarra Food Reviews which I kept up until 2011.

In November 2011 I moved to Cleveland, Brisbane in Queensland. I couldn’t continue with Illawarra Food Reviews as I was no longer in the Illawarra (Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama) so I thought long and hard about a new name.

When I was growing up my mother would admonish me when eating something sinful.

‘Vanessa, an instant on the lips a lifetime on the hips!’ she would say.

I decided that since I always try to take photos of the food the instant before it reaches my lips, and to savour the anticipation, An Instant On the Lips was a fitting name for a blog.

I used WordPress and a free foodie theme and it has been going for almost five years now.

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