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Little India at home – book project 2013

 

 

Over a few months of 2013 , I was involved in producing photography for book in association with Penguin books about the Little india restaurant chain .

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The purpose of the book was to introduce the story and history behind the restaurants to the public and to show some of the food that the restaurants produce in detail . Reading the recipes in the book will give someone reading it confidence in the quality of the food at little india restaurants. Pictures of the interiors and some of the staff at work were taken to complement the images of the food and help tell the story of the restaurants. Styling was doe by Athena Sommerfeld. Part of the brief was that we didn’t use bright traditional indian colours as that would detract from the colour in the food , making it less prominent

 

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Pictures of the interiors and some of the staff at work were taken to complement the images of the food and help tell the story of the restaurants. These were used for chapter openings and other illustrations in the book.

Herbs and spices lined up for use

Chefs at work in the kitchen

Chefs at work in the kitchen

One of the hotter meals being cooked

One of the hotter meals being cooked

Retrieving breads fom the Tandoor

Retrieving breads fom the Tandoor

Naan bread in the Tandoor

Naan bread in the Tandoor

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken

Naan breads from the Tandoor

Naan breads from the Tandoor

Operating the Tandoor oven

Operating the Tandoor oven

Speedy service

Speedy service

Restaurant interior - little india Glen Eden

Restaurant interior – little india Glen Eden