Golden ganeshas

Every restaurant needs a theme, people want an experience, not just a meal.

nilgiri’s restaurant is no exception and creates a theme in part by drawing on India’s huge heritage using ganeshas, statues of Hindu deities.


Nine images of ganeshas were required for marketing and for the restaurant owner’s blog, thoughts from ajoy, but how to photograph them – I settled for a 60″ umbrella as a main light with a tight gridded spot behind the ganeshas to accentuate the golden backdrop.

large ganesha

To make the images three dimensional, I photographed them on a reflective surface.

ganesha on reflective surface

and to give a sense of scale for the larger ganeshas, I photographed a smaller ganesha in the foreground.

two ganeshas

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