Charlotte Hu | Skillet & Shutterbug

About Charlotte

Born in China then raised in Birmingham, I've lived in London for over a decade and just about figured out the Old Street roundabout. In 2013 I quit a career in finance to turn my passion into a living. Now I'm a freelance photographer and I've never been happier. I live in south London with my boyfriend and our African pygmy hedgehog Bramble.

This blog is a visual ode to food, travel and people; and a place to collate my personal projects. I shoot on Canon 5D III, Sony a7r II and Google Pixel.



I have years of experience in food, event, interior and travel photography. Past clients include: Cook For Syria, Rococo Chocolates, Amy's Kitchen, Penguin Random House, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Electrolux Grand Cuisine, and Regent Street.

Content Creator

I collaborate with brands to create and share authentic and creative content along with meaningful messages across various social channels. Past clients include: Eurostar, Airbnb, Deliveroo, Baileys, Green & Black's, Kallo, Visit Denmark, Knorr, and Time Out London.


Sometimes I receive products, experiences or trips for free. The expectation from brands is that I'll do a shout-out on this blog and/or my social channels. However I'll never recommend anything that I wouldn't to a close friend, and I will always disclose at the start of the blog post if this is the case.


Tear Sheets

Tear Sheet from Betty Magazine | Skillet & Shutterbug

Betty Magazine

Annual 2015

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ASOS Magazine

Summer 2017

Viñas de Alonso | Skillet & Shutterbug
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Couch Magazine

August 2017

Cook For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
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Blogosphere Magazine

Issue 13