Food For Thought

14 Apr

As I search websites for photos that I like and for photos that inspire me I have discovered a distinct trend in what I like- food photography. I think my obsession with it comes from partly a love of color and texture and partly my own preoccupation with food in general.

Pretty Foods

Healthy eating is a huge part of my life. I think this leads to me collecting large amounts of junk food images as well as taking my own.

Food photos via me

I think this same reason leads to so-called “Food Porn” blogs.

According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, “Food porn is a provocative term variously applied to a spectacular visual presentation of cooking or eating in advertisementsinfomercials, cooking shows or other visual media, foods boasting a high fat and calorie content[1], exotic dishes that arouse a desire to eat[2] or the glorification of food as a substitute for sex.”

Tasty. Several websites exist to serve this particular type of desire.

Food Porn Daily

Food Candy

SlashFood

Hopefully one day I will be able to photograph food much better than I do today. I would love to do that as my job. It would be quite a delicious life.

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