Helen Grace Ventura Thompson is a passionate food and still life photographer and writer. Fascinated by the many disparate sources on the history of food photography, she writes a blog on the subject and examines this truly engrossing area of photography. She has had a series of articles published in The Foodie Bugle and on the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award Blog.

Soft focus shots and hairspray. No, we're not talking your average 80s video, but the tried and tested ice cream food photography of yore.