Posts Tagged ‘food’

Power Hungry: Poignant Photos Compare the Meals of the Rich and Poor Throughout History

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Approximately 40% of food is thrown out in America each year. This amounts to roughly $165 billion (with a ‘b’) worth of food, which could feed half of the 50 million Americans who struggle to put food on the table.

It’s tough statistics like these that inspired photographer Henry Hargreaves and his friend and food stylist Caitlin Levin to create the series Power Hungry: a poignant set of photos that illustrates the inequality between the rich and the poor by comparing what each class’s meals have looked like throughout history.

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Photo Trick: Use Hydrochloric Acid and Ammonia to Create Opaque Steam for Hot Drink Photos

When it comes to food photography, particularly beverages, one of the most difficult things to capture is steam. Not only do the drinks not stay warm for very long, but the steam is often nearly transparent and hard to catch on camera.

Thankfully, photographer Phillip McCordall has a clever trick that’ll solve this problem for you — that is, if you don’t mind working with hydrochloric acid and ammonia.

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Deceptively Beautiful Food Photos Feature Meals Made of LEGO, Sponges, Shaving Cream and More

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Second to actual food, there’s nothing more appetizing than feasting your eyes on some beautiful food photography. Perfectly-crafted meals with just the right amount of sauce and the perfect garnish all contribute to the mouth-watering photography we come across.

This series from Australian photographer T.Q. Lee, however, is going to require a second look. Because if you look closely, you’ll quickly realize that these are not the kinds of meals you want to sink your teeth into. Read more…

Scrumptious Recipes Turned Into Colorful Photos of Floating Ingredients

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When we think of recipes, more often than not it’s a book or scrap piece of paper, adorned with stains from the ingredients written down on it. Preperation, suggestions and cook time are also present, but almost always in the form of text.

What would happen if someone were to flip the idea of a recipe on its head, instead turning a piece of paper into a visual hierarchy of the ingredients and components needed to create the meal? Berlin based designer/art director Nora Luther and photographer Pavel Becker have an answer for us in the form of their series, Recipes. Read more…

London Pop-Up Restaurant Allows Patrons to Pay in Photos, Clever Advertising Stunt

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There’s a growing concern among many in the industry that photography is having a harder and harder time putting food on the table, but that certainly wasn’t the case at one London pop-up restaurant last week where patrons were actually allowed to pay in hashtagged Instagram photos. Read more…

Gorgeous Food Shots in French Coffee Ad Will Leave Your Mouth Watering

I hope you don’t mind enjoying a bit of eye candy on your Tuesday evening, because that’s what you’re going to get with this video. At the direction of creative agency, Proximity BBDO Paris, coffee brand Carte Noire has a beautiful new video advert out that will tease your senses to no end. Read more…

Talented French Photogs Create Miniature Worlds Using Figurines and Food

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Sorry, Mom, but playing with your food rocks. Especially if you do it with the imagination and exacting detail that French photographers Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle have poured into their series MINIMIAM. Read more…

The Instagram Diet: Looking at Pictures of Food Curbs Appetite, Study Finds

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Believing the world cares what you had for lunch may still be a symptom of narcissism, but a recent study seems to indicate that it could at least be a useful form of narcissism.

The study, which was conducted by marketing researchers at Brigham Young University, found that the more time people spend looking at pictures of food, the less interested they become in actually eating that same foods. Results were published recently in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Read more…

Want to Create Steam for a Food Shoot? Try Microwaving a Tampon

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Nothing makes a bowl of soup, a cup of coffee, or in this case, a baked potato, look more warm and appetizing than a beautiful cloud of steam. Immediately, your taste buds think of a hot, comforting meal, and your nose can almost sniff the fresh-from-the-oven smell.
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Snapping Instagram Photos of Food May Actually Help Things Taste Better

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Annoyed at people who have a habit of snapping a quick food photo before every meal? There might be a scientific explanation for why some of them do so: scientists have found that that rituals such as snapping a quick food pic may actually help make eating more pleasurable for the eater.
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