Amongst all the different genres that this field has to offer, food photography has created a niche for itself. It does not have the fame and glamour that people associate with photography nowadays, but it has flourished quietly in the hands of some amazing photographers and food connoisseurs around the world. Food is something which appeals to everyone. However, people are not just bothered about how the food tastes, but also take equal interest in how the food looks, whether its on their tables, in eateries, or on the pages of a magazine.
It is this quietness and exclusivity that is so attractive about food photography and being an ardent traveler, I am drawn to this. To me, this is a vehicle that can take me anywhere in the world. It’s a great journey across countries, cuisines and cultures. The ride can get immensely insane, weird and at the same time, very very satisfying. In a short span of two years, food photography has led me to portray known cuisines, strange cuisines and some absolutely crazy innovations by very talented chefs. The genre of food photography isn’t talked about much outside its dedicated circles, but it presents the photographer with every form, every color and every texture that one can think of. It is a journey that I’m in no mood to end. As told to Rohinton Mehta
Traditional Bengali Festive Thali Desi daaru
Bengali Beckti stuffed with vegetables Chicken Hokkaido
Mixed Cantonese Noodles Chicken Dumplings