Something to Chew On – the Food Photography Fetish

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An ever-growing group of foodies are whipping out their cameras before tucking into meals. The New York Times reports that everything from gourmet feasts to late-night Cheerios are getting their cameos on photo-sharing sites like Flickr where the number food-tagged photos has grown tenfold to more than six million photos in the last two years. The Flickr group “I Ate This” tops the list with more than 300,000 photos by more than 19,000 members.

There are bloggers, Twitterites, and even a few Blurbarians who have entered the fold. Camera manufacturers have taken note and even included a “food” or “cuisine” modes on select cameras.

Obsession? Art form? Conspicuous consumption? Definitely food for thought.

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One Comment

  1. here’s another cool book related to food photography.

    Playing With Food: A mixture of Photography, Food, and Humor
    http://www.blurb.com/books/760763

    By ji
      April 17, 2010 – 7:36 am   Permalink

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