Originally from India, Dhanraj Emanuel comes from a long line of photographers, including his father, uncle and grandfather. He developed a passion for food after he moved to America and began to cook for himself. These days he brings his love for cooking and photography together by shooting food.
Influenced by the vibrant streetscapes of India, light, color, texture and narrative are the building blocks of his photographs. A MFA from the University of Memphis helped shape Dhanraj’s sense of design and with his intuitive use of light, he creates images that are elegant yet unpretentious.
Dhanraj is based in Greensboro, NC and travels everywhere.