Deandrea "Grim" Nesbitt, graduate of Troy University Arts program, specializes in photography and digital editing. Born in Brooklyn, NY and resided in Southside Jamaica Queens. She now enjoys southern country living in Enterprise, AL with her son Jax. Deandrea always had a strong love for food and photography from a young age, which formed the foundation of her career.
Her fascination begun watching her grandmother, Joyce, constantly use her kitchen as a sanctuary for all to flock. Whether holidays or a typical day to day, the kitchen stove irons remained covered with burning pots and pans from morning to night. Not only did she cook, but she taught the importance of proper table setting and food placement.
Deandrea always made the effort to offer a helping hand and ask tons of questions to learn recipes, while her grandmother always told her the best ingredient is “love”. Joyce always joked how she thought Deandrea would become a chef of sorts, yet she took a different path while never losing her love for a great meal and eye for a nicely styled plate.
So why food photography? Well its pretty simple, while Deandrea grandmother’s craft may have been food, her grandfather love was cameras. Thomas would record every aspect of life, from church ceremonies, family reunions, holiday gatherings, vacations and more. Within their Brooklyn brownstone was a decorated picture room filled with photo album on top of photo album, full of his shots over the years. Thomas love for photography showed in his mixed media: black and white film, color polaroid's and digital photos.
Deandrea would always ask questions about each of his cameras or video recorders and watch him in amazement whenever he pulled one out. At the age of 20 she brought her first Canon
Rebel to shoot beauty videos and makeup looks for her wigs and beauty business M.A.D.E by Grim. Once majoring in photography at Troy University, she begun to learn proper lighting techniques, uses of her camera, studio set up and digital photo retouching to create better marketing and advertising visuals for her branded business.
The food blog ,@thegrimfeed, run under Deandrea Nesbitt Photography continues to give her a sense of “home” and a great reminder of how it all began with a young girl’s fascination and time spent with her grandparents. It became the perfect creative outlet, giving her a daily purpose to pick up her camera, especially after the effects of Covid 19 social distancing.
Deandrea Nesbitt Photography offers many services to clients including: professional document designing, website building and management services, branding/social marketing tools and photo retouching, as well as her photography booking.
Deandrea Nesbitt Photography also offers photo packages to small and large local or commercial food businesses/chains. As well as beverage and food product companies in need of advertising and marketing media..