Mmm.. artfully arranged morsels – succulent, steamy, with those tantalizing scents – beautifully presented. Almost too pretty to eat.. almost.
Who hasn’t indulged in a bit of food porn? You see it at restaurants all the time. The young generation whips out their smart phone of choice to snap a picture of their dish before they destroy the visual allure with a vicious and unforgiving fork. Their empty stomachs adamantly protest while they post the image to Facebook or Instagram to make all their friends jealous – but at least the world now knows what they’re about to eat.
This shoot was a bit more planned and the first time I really focused on deliberately photographing my food (without the scrutinizing glares of my fellow dinnermates). The event was simple: a bunch of us meet just before hours at a local Mexican restaurant, order food that sounds photo-worthy, take pictures until it stops steaming, then eat!
They had a lot of interesting Dia de los Muertos decor while we waited (not to mention margaritas), and the presentation didn’t disappoint. The best part: these subjects were edible – and delicious!