Culinary Art

Everyone who knows me knows how much I love food. I even have a nickname because of my love for food, but I won’t tell you guys what it is. It’s rather embarrassing; but far be it from me to stop loving food because of it.

Growing up, I’ve always been surrounded by food because my mum runs a culinary company right from our house in Lagos, Nigeria. The bakery forms part of the house, and she loves cooking. She loves cooking so much; I think the cooking genes were dominant enough to present themselves in some of her children.

Yes, you guessed right. I’m not the best cook in the world. Heck, I rarely throw it down in the kitchen, but I’m glad to let you know that it did not affect my ability to capture food through my lens. I’ve always been of the opinion that the best way to enjoy photography is to try something you’ve never done before – get out of your comfort zone! I used to hate going out, but then I realised how much beauty you can find in the world if you just look in the right places, in the right state of mind. So, now, I try my best to get out of the house at least twice a week with my camera hanging from my neck. Anyway, I digress.

Food photography never quite struck me as something I would invest a significant amount of time in, but the more my mum cooked and asked me to capture her food, the more I enjoyed it. So we had a barbeque in my house last week and my mum went all out with the cooking. But guess what? So did I, with my photographing, ha!

I thoroughly enjoyed taking these pictures and editing them, so it is my pleasure to present them to you, hoping you enjoy looking at them, and enjoy just how beautiful the art of culinary can be. But, more importantly, I hope this inspires an appreciation of GOOD food in you.


I’ll end this post with a picture of my sister, Lola. I know this post is about food, but she’s quite yummy, so it’s all well and good.

She’s beautiful, isn’t she? I want to be like her when I grow up.

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