Janez Pukšič (1945) worked as a photojournalist for 12 years before he specialised as a culinary photographer. He photographs food, which he usually arranges into compositions himself or together with chefs. His photos adorn more than a hundred internationally renowned cookbooks and have received numerous awards: the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the most beautiful cover and the best professional book (Arte e Sienza di Servizio, 2004), for the best Dessert cookbook in the world (Cubo Desserts, 2008) the Gourmet Voice for the world’s most beautiful cookbook (Handicrafts of Slovenia, 2005). In 2010, two books created in cooperation with designer Žare Kerin received the prestigious Red Dot Design award (Cubo Desserts, Cubo at home). He also received the Cresta New York award (1996) for a calendar with Pukšič’s polaroids and Kerin’s design.