Constellation Cafe Books : Street Food Of India

Firstly, a very warm happy new years to all of you. I know I’ve been away for so long and its totally not right to ignore my blog like this but I’ve been traveling & shooting & archiving lots of images, so its in the right direction of using time (at least).

Today’s featured book is both unusual and amazing. Personally I would say that I don’t know why I have this book and then again, its a book which comes together in such a beautiful way that you can’t say no to it.

The Cover
The Cover

I remember buying this book in 2009 or early 2010. I didn’t know who the photographer was nor was I interested in the street food. But what caught my eye is the simplicity of the idea for the book and the colors of the photographs. Its only later that I read about Sephi Bergerson and personally I feel this is his best work.

The first thing you say for the book is "Color"
The first thing you say for the book is “Color”

Coming back to the book, its hardbound and printed by Roli Books. Its not very heavy, probably due to the low weight paper and comes with a printed dust jacket. Its very affordable and with about 200 pages of content, what more can you want! In terms of layout, the book features 70% images and 30% text.

What makes this book special is the topic. Sephi goes around India, documenting different street food of India. His style of street photography along with the expressions of people indulging in food make the photographs great. Its very easy to see how Sephi loves food but loves the street and the mood more, how he brings together elements on the small food stalls to document not only the dishes but also the very experience which is associated with eating on the street.

The book does a great job of bringing together food sellers, the food itself and ambiance in one single publication
The book does a great job of bringing together food sellers, the food itself and ambiance in one single publication

Foodie 3

Foodie 4

Its a great book to add to your collection. You’ll love the colors of the book and the warmth of it. Its a book which transports you to the street and makes you want to be there.

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One thought on “Constellation Cafe Books : Street Food Of India

  1. What a bright and happy book to start a bright and happy year! The colors in the pictures are amazing. You have introduced another photographer to me again. Thanks!

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