Earlier this week, The New York Times posted an article about people who take photos of their food, called “First Camera, Then Fork.” The article is great as it explores the popularity in this form of documenting as well as why people take these shots. They like to show off what they’re eating (especially if they made it), it helps them keep track of what they ate (especially when they diet), it’s a personality quirk (especially when they’ve been doing it for 13 years). I don’t take photos of all the food I eat or even half of it, as the people in the article do, but I do love to partake in shooting from time to time before I partake in eating. I love food so much and according to the article, that makes total sense:
“In the unconscious mind, food equals love because food is our deepest and earliest connection with our caretaker,” said Kathryn Zerbe, a psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders and food fixations at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. “So it makes sense that people would want to capture, collect, catalog, brag about and show off their food.”
Here are a few examples of some food and beverage I documented…
A recent trip to the Brick Store Pub:
Bribing myself to pack our apartment last week:
Delish cocktails by Jeanne for watching Project Runway:
Dharma inspired snacks for the Lost season premiere:
The Dogzilla at Manuel’s Tavern (enjoyed by Davis):
Appetizers at Leon’s for Davis’ Birthday (including Bacon in a Glass!):
And finally, from last year – the best oatmeal EVER made by Jen during my last visit to NYC:
Make sure you watch this cute little video on The New York Times site called “Say Cheese.” And I have to say, my friend Leuwam’s food shots always make me hungry!
i am so guilty of this. LOL. i can’t help myself.
a bardis said:
I know! Nice to know there are others like us.