Story Feature on Mirch Masala

Story Feature on Mirch Masala - student project

Hello Friends,

I just joined the class and am so humbled to be here. And hello, Daniel!

My entrance here comes during a time of sheltering-in-place, which of course means restaurant dining is closed. I do have a few photos of when I did a story and covered Mirch Masala, a seriously delicious local Indian restaurant.

While at Mirch, pulling from natural lighting was quite a challenge. It only came from one direction of what is pretty much a rectangle room. I wanted to time my arrival before the lunch rush and to catch the food steaming hot as it came out of the kitchen. I asked Rittu, the owner, to turn off the lights so I could capture the food in as much natural light as possible.

Many times I wanted to drop the camera and start eating.



Story Feature on Mirch Masala - image 1 - student project

The Chicken Tikka Sizzler always catches the attention of patrons. 


Story Feature on Mirch Masala - image 2 - student project

Delectable Malai Koftas in gravy. I lifted the serving spoon with my left hand and shot it with my right.


Story Feature on Mirch Masala - image 3 - student project

This is Kanta. Her mothering presence is Mirch Masala's dining refinement.


Story Feature on Mirch Masala - image 4 - student project

Angling the camera allowed me to capture female Buddha, a sitting statue of tranquil awareness amidst a bustling lunch hour.