Gabrielle Sykes is a real breath of fresh air on the advertising photography scene. Her playful and colourful style is instantly recognizable in her portraits and culinary features. A big foodie and lifestyle aficionado, her meticulous approach can be admired in campaigns for the Quebec Dairy Producers, National Bank and Ford, in addition to regular contributions to enRoute, Caribou and Infopresse.

It is no surprise that she received the 2015 Young Photographers Grand Prize at Lux—among plenty of other recent awards. But such honours don’t swell the head of this endearing photographer, whose distinctive work will certainly see many more accolades to come.