I wanted the yogurt (Labneh in Arabic) and cherry tomato to feel as if they belonged on the thyme bagel. Poetically in a way to be as if sleeping on it. The arugula leaf only came at the end when I felt it needed an extra ‘something’. This was done as a personal project as well experimenting with traditional middle-eastern ingredients and infusing them with western items, in this case, the bagel. With projects like these for myself, I tend to challenge how minimal can a food-shot get and yet still look mouth-watering. How basic can you go and still make it appetizing for the viewer.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 26
Award Score: 62 (Value 10, Clarity 11, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Food Photography
Photograph Location: 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.