Cooking Up Some Magic with @eudiiih
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“There is a certain magic about cooking. It’s like creating a potion,” says Diego Oliveira (@eudiiih), an aspiring photographer from São Paulo with a passion for cooking. Diego learned at a young age that there is also magic in taking pictures. As a child, his uncle told him that photography was like “looking at the world through a little magic rectangle.” This phrase sparked dreams of becoming a paparazzi photographer. “I was fascinated by their gigantic cameras,” Diego laughs. While the paparazzi dream was eventually outgrown, Diego’s love for photography was just beginning. “I got into the habit of photographing with my eyes, admiring life, noticing the light of day, the reflections in water or a beautiful plate of food,” he says.
Growing up, Diego learned to love cooking from his aunt. “I would spend most weekends with my aunt, who was a cook, and she would give me small tasks in the kitchen to keep me busy. On weekends, my family would also get together to share food, so cooking reminds me of family and fun.”
Today, Diego blends his passions for photography and cuisine by capturing his culinary creations on camera. He hopes that through his photos his audience can get a taste for his cooking, which is heavily influenced by northeastern Brazil’s strong flavors, as well as food from North America. In order to get his creative juices flowing, Diego’s soundtrack must be just right. “My taste is eclectic. Everything from Madonna to Maria Bethânia,” he says. “Music helps me prepare food and inspires me to photograph the table. Music is fuel.”