Created for my family’s boutique cafe and patisserie in Amman, Jordan, I was not briefed to do anything specific. The pastry chef had brought out the strawberry tart and I was asked to “just make something creative”. At that moment it clicked that I had very rarely realized while looking for food inspiration recently that most of the pastry images I’ve seen were either at an angle or straight on from the edge of the table. And in that moment I decided to take a top view. I also moved that one strawberry in the right/top corner because I didn’t want the circular line-up to be too perfect. The black-stone plate was also a decision to make it more moody other than using a white backdrop.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 30
Award Score: 66 (Value 12, Clarity 11, Composition 17, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Food Photography
Photograph Location: Cafe’ Gourmand in Amman | Jordan
Photographer: Bashar Alaeddin (Amman, Jordan) Registered
Born in Kuwait City, lived between Jordan and Lebanon most of his life, Bashar has over 9yrs experience in digital photography since he picked it up as a hobby for a course during his university years. Starting from a 2mp Samsung, he is now the founder of a photography & video studio based in Amman, Jordan where his time is split between his commercial day job photographing food, interior, products and portraits; and his night-time job traveling around the middle-east region capturing landscapes, the culture and his favorite genre, long-exposures of the night-sky. He is an amateur astronomer and tried to combine that with his love of photographs showcasing the beauty of the Arabian landscapes under starry nights.