Food Porn

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Food porn is a glamourized visual presentation of cooking or eating in advertisements, infomercials, blogs cooking shows or other visual media. These may be foods of a high fat and calorie content or exotic dishes that arouse a desire to eat or the glorification of food as a substitute for sex. Food porn often takes the form of food photography with styling that presents food provocatively, in a similar way to glamour photography or pornographic photography.

OK This is what I got when I googled what is Food Porn, kind of complicated right, I know,  I am not a hardcore foodie but I never say no to something which is mouth watering

Pastries, especially Cheesecakes, all kinds of cheesecakes, give me a book a coffee and a cheesecake I am set for another 1 hour, trust me I won’t disturb you

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The above place is called Poetry by love and cheesecake where they serve the best cheesecake in Mumbai, they recently opened another branch in Colaba, this is the same

I had visited this place like 4 times already and it kinda became my hangout adda so whenever I want a cheesecake and coffee and somewhere to sit in order to finish my book, I go here

And the Chicken Drumsticks you are seeing at the top are a part of a cooking show called “Hello Summer” which was produced by ZEE for their channel “Living Foodz”

So the dish is called Pumpkin Chicken Drumsticks which was made by Chef Gautam Mehrishi

So how did I got to click this picture and add food photography to my portfolio, I worked as an Associate Producer for that show and I am lucky enough to taste and click a picture of it, its Yummy as Fudge

 

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And coffee, don’t even get me started, coffee is life and I can’t  process without having minimum 2 coffees in a day

Bill Cosby once said that

“Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries”.

 

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And one last thing, this deserves  a special mention, so by now you guys got an idea that I am a dessert lover and like 5 days ago I went to this place called Mainland China Asia Kitchen (Oberoi mall Mumbai)

Like everyone else I ordered Noodles, and a super yummy Chicken along with a soft drink for lunch, it was soo good, and now its time to have  dessert right, I heard that they serve the best Coconut Carmel Custard and god it was DAMN GOOOOOD trust me you can’t miss it, so whenever you guys visit Asia’s Kitchen you have to try this

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So this my share of food porn and looking forward to writing more articles on food which is good enough to inspire me and my taste buds.

 

                           Ganesh Sai Dheeraj

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Fashion and photography

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

– Coco Chanel

 

Well okay I’ve been doing this fashion photography for a while now and I can say that I am pretty good at it, as long as I kept it clean and clear

Fashion photography is not about showing skin or clicking something which is later tagged as “BOLD”

I am not against nudity or showing off skin, but when you do that it should make sense right and add value to the photograph and most important thing is meaning, it should carry a meaning or say something which is larger than the picture itself, for example, a portrait is all about the emotions and love, at least that is what it means according to me

So different types of photography styles have and should carry different types of meaning at least that’s what I believe

Even if we are showing skin it should add value and beauty to the picture rather than just focusing on making it bold and flashy,  we as in photographers

For example, the picture down you are seeing I mainly focused on models expressions and eyes .. I believe eyes are the soul in any photograph and that’s what I played with

Each photography has one thing in common, they all are smiling with their eyes

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Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world

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classy and cool face it women are way elegant than men

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Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness

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A woman is like a tea bag – You cant tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water

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Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the Beheld

 

What I find interesting is working in a society with certain taboos and fashion photography is about that kind of society. To have taboos, then to get around them that is interesting.

 

Ganesh Sai Dheeraj

 

 

Unchange

Once upon a time
There were there
Heaven and hell
Above and below
Angels and demons
Used to Walk and fly
Not just in dreams
Dark and light were
Two separate things
Heaven and hell
Would never just meet
Then came times
To set up a meet
In a place where
God planted his wisdom tree
Eve, it’s OK Adam
Too late to change
nothing can unchanged

Ganesh Sai Dheeraj

Mumbai, monsoons 

Let me tell you something when you stay in Mumbai for over a year, you will realize that Mumbai is beautiful when it rains, we’ll It is messy, but still look at the photo I clicked, if you are a photographer you will fall in love with Bombay.

Between the Streets

If you live in India the most common sight to your eyes is children begging or working on the streets, it’s super normal, especially in Mumbai you see kids on streets like all the time, they sell stuff , they work under the scorching sun, especially near traffic signals, they run towards you for money or to sell something, I found this girl doing the same thing

so what made me photograph her

Her eyes, her eyes which got me hooked, they are so beautiful, her smile is innocent and most of all she is a beautiful isn’t she.

Streets of Bombay 

They are selfless,
They are real,

They are life,

They inspire me,

They motivate me,

Cause they are a sight,

He is a nobody,

No one to takecare of,

Sitting on the roadside,

Scorching heat outside,

Waiting for someone,

To lend him some sum,

Thank you for posing,

Oh you begger,

You are a sight,

And your rich here

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Ganeshsaidheeraj Photography,

Streets of India

Home for millions of people, you never get bored on the streets especially if you are from India, you get to see sights like these, it will make you sad or happy, sad if you care for them, happy if you think you are in a  better position compared to them, people like me click their pictures and publish all over the Internet, just to showoff his or hers photography skills that’s what everyone think, but in reality people like me,  we care, we care what do they think, cause we take knee talk to them and ask there permission to click them and trust me the smile which was coming from them at that moment is priceless,

I want that smile, I want to capture millions of smiles like these  with my camera, they may be poor but in this picture they are rich..

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