I was drawn to food styling and photography soon after I moved back to India, after studying and working in the US for 10 years. It first started with cooking and baking; I would crave dishes that weren’t readily available in Bombay and would attempt to re-create them myself. I soon discovered that I also loved plating and styling which combined swiftly with my passion for photography and I instantly recognized the potential for storytelling with food.
I learnt the importance of understanding color and contrast, of playing with the joy of messiness or the subtlety of clean lines, and of the artistry required for the process.
Food is a moody, sensual, fascinating subject and a photograph should stimulate the viewer to experience the complexity of its ingredients, the depth of its flavor and the magic of its aroma.