Falafel is known to the be the ultimate in Middle-Eastern food. This was a personal project to showcase how the texture feels up close and where all the crunchy noises come from when eaten. I personally enjoyed this photo-shoot as I got to eat everything. One of my habits as a food photographer is to do my utmost best to photograph the dish as is, as it comes out of the kitchen with no fake tools or items. What you see is how you will get it originally in the restaurant. It’s harder and more difficult but that’s where the challenge comes in. To photograph something the way you or your client wants it in a quick and efficient manner before the dish gets greasy or dry.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 28
Award Score: 66 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, 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.