Food Photography: When Hunger Meets Passion
Food is the ingredient that binds us together. If you are feeling blue, going through depression, have a reason to celebrate or are simply having fun with friends to a movie, food is the quintessential object which sets everything right. We personally, cannot even think straight if we cannot imagine a good platter to welcome us every day. Some people enjoy cooking, others enjoy both cooking as well as photography. Food photography is basically the marriage which happens when a passionate photographer and a gourmet lover meet. Unlike other forms of photography, food photography is a work of nuances. The angle, the presentation, the lighting are all very delicately and subtly presented through food photography. Not only does this form of photography make the food more desirable, it also invokes an arcane sensuousness of the serious foodie.
In today’s section, we present for you some brilliant food photographers, who have happily married their love for food and photography together. Read on to know more about them.
My name is Dayanand Ramakrishnan, and I am a professional chef working in one of the best gastro pubs in Bangalore. I am a learning chef, every day when I step into my kitchen I Learn new things, explore new recipes exchange knowledge with my team. Since I am a chef I prefer to think of cooking as a form of art, I also prefer to think of myself as an artist. I began my career in a 3 star hotel in Bangalore, lucky me I got into the industry after one month of completing my Hotel Management degree, initially it was tough to work in the kitchen as a newcomer,but those tough days made me more and more confident, today its because of all the hard work that I can face the world without fear. I took Photography as a stress-busting hobby and it’s making me happy as I found out that I am also a good (amateur) Photographer 😀
Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dayanand.ramakrishnan
Maumita Paul Ghosh
It was largely Bengali cuisine that I grew up on. Clean flavours, austere usage of spices, an abundance of vegetables and greens fresh from the kitchen garden and local farms and a bountiful profusion of freshwater fishes. And Grandma was a prolific cook. Her hands would convert even the most mundane and understated of ingredients to culinary magic. Watching Grandma cook in the ancient soot-blackened kitchen of our Karimganj home in Assam, unknown to even me, I fell in love with the world of cooking. A love that continues unabated to this very day. My blog is a humble effort to recreate Grandma’s cuisine. Food ranging from the river-blessed fertile alluvial plains of East Bengal to the cosmopolitan potpourri that was nineteenth-century Calcutta. Food, long forgotten and relegated to the realms of history. That’s the food my blog aspires to curate and bring to my lovely readers.
Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gastronomad_m/
I am a mechanical engineer by profession and residing in Middle East (Doha & Abu Dhabi) for the last 6 years working in the Oil & Gas field. I am an Indian by birth, originally from Kolkata, West Bengal. My past time recreation is photography, capturing the memories around me. I had started with a point & shot camera mainly to record the family events and vacation memories nine years ago. But I seriously got addicted when I shifted to Doha, Qatar in the Middle East six years back. After coming to Doha, without my family, I used to roam about during the weekends and got fascinated by the blend of traditional & modern architectures and began to take pictures and send them back to home to my family and friends. When they started to appreciate my photographs, I thought to explore this hobby more in details since I have a lot of spare time on weekends. I love to take any type of pictures be it nature, landscape, sports etc but my most favourite subjects are low light photography and architectural shots. Low light photography is always a challenge and you can do a lot of experimentation with the shots by changing camera settings. Being a mechanical engineer involved with engineering drawings, I am also fascinated by the lines, patterns and symmetry of architectures which I try my best to highlight in my architectural shots. To me, photography is the gateway to free my mind after a week’s hard work in the office. It is a stress buster for me and helps me to develop the finer artistic sense inside my mind. Photography has also helped me to see things in a different and better perspective, discovering the hidden beauties of my surroundings. So in my photographs, you will mostly see bright colours conveying happiness.
- 16 National Geography Editor’s favourite and 2 Daily Dozen selection
- Numerous Travel Photo of the Day in the renowned Travel Photo site in
- Numerous gallery selection, judge’s first choice in the renowned street, travel and landscape photography site com
- Winners of numerous photo challenges in architecture, sports and travel category in com
- Photos featured by Nikon Middle East in their website in travel and sports category
- Numerous Photo of the Day, Photo of the Week, Photo of the Month and Photo of the Year in various Facebook Photography groups.
- Article published in Qatar Tribune, on my photography showing various aspects of the Doha city.
An integral aspect of Khana Monster is the logo- where there’s a very adorable yet brawny and robust looking monster- Yes! You guessed it right !! That’s me!- the workout freak yet foodie! The gourmet lover yet the healthy one-bringing out the contrasting love of my passion and personality.
Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/khanamonster/
Hi there! I am Anindita Ghosh, a to be 20 years old with lots and lots of love for food. I started writing about food 2 years back on Zomato after reading quite a few blog posts of my forever favourite food blogger ‘YUMMRAJ’. A year ago I took to clicking pictures of foods but have never been brilliant in the photography department.
I am Debashri Chatterji. A social worker and a diabetes educator. And above all a passionate foodie and home chef.. well the journey started at home and my biggest inspiration is my dida (maternal grandma). She was a wonderful human being and an awesome chef. Food photography came way later. photography is always been a stress buster and food photography is a medium for me to connect with food lovers.
So much deliciousness around us, already makes us wish to dig right in! If you, like us felt the same and found these photos lip-smacking, then do not forget to hit the like button. Do let us know, what kind of cuisines you prefer, what are your favourite foods and anything else about food in general.
WeekendTrivia has enjoyed this food journey with these great photographers and moving on looks forward to enjoying many more such yummy photos from them! Happy Eating 🙂