Man Asks Strangers If He Can Instagram the Food They’re Eating

One of the stereotypes that has become associated with Instagram users (and smartphone shooters in general) is that they’re obsessed with snapping photos of their food. YouTube channel Hungry decided to see how people would react when this obsession is taken too far. They sent a Instagram photographer to random strangers and had him ask if he could photograph their food. Cameras were placed nearby to document their reactions to the strange request.

To make things even more strange and awkward, the guy isn’t content with capturing a quick snapshot. Instead, he calls in his photographic assistant to help with lighting the food, and begins to direct the insta-hand-models on how they should be holding their hands and their chow.




Be warned: if you don’t find painfully awkward situations amusing, the above video is one that you’ll want to stay far away from.

While we’re on the subject of casual snapshot culture, here’s another video that pokes fun at photography stereotypes — specifically within Asian culture:

(via Laughing Squid and Doobybrain)

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  • Larryd

    Man needs to get a life!

  • Dude

    Dear Petapixel, please stop posting this lame posts. They don’t inform or help photographers in any way.

  • Simon Pollock

    2:15 “You’re a weird one, aren’t you” …..funny, stupid, funny.

  • Simon Pollock

    Dude, just laugh and move on… who cares, really?

  • prashant

    ‘…Their Eating’ ?

  • benybaskorojatisari

    hahaha Petapixel got this dude!!!

  • benybaskorojatisari

    don’t worry, this Dude will move on and doing his instagram haha

  • ennuipoet

    Is it wrong that all I could think of watching is “That’s a scrim, not a reflector, it isn’t making your shot any brighter.”

  • Zizo

    Dude, you know, you can just not click a link? That was the purpose of HTML when it was first designed.

  • Tomek Dersu Aaron Whitfield

    Earlybird? I would have gone with Sierra

  • Vlad Dusil

    The Dude abides.

  • RyanAlexanderHD

    I think it’s actually a translucent reflector.

  • 9inchnail

    I’ll start a new trend, I’ll start smearing my food on people’s phones. That’s gonna be a riot.

  • james ascott

    Prank. / / Noun: A practical joke or mischievous act.

    This is not a prank, this is web video, pertaining to a particular genre; either entertainment or comedy at the top level.