Food & Wine photography - I'm an addict February 2014
Not particularly recently, but still current, there has been same claims, made by medical specialists, stating taking photos of your food is problematic and could be symptomatic of a disorder.
Well, although I wouldn't dare to destroy this enlightened conclusions, in my view this couldn't be further from the truth as far as I'm concerned.
I find food and wine photography a beautiful hobby that perfectly complements our love for both. Why wouldn't we put love for travel and sightseeing on the same level and therefore acknowledge that we want to keep visual memories of the moments that touch us the most whatever they are.
I feel breathless when in presence of such a dramatic scenery as the Douro terraces, but, much to my fortune, I can remember numerous culinary and wine delights that transported me to a same level of awe.
When i a photograph a dish I'm mostly showing the pleasure I'm feeling and I want to share it, I know there's a significant group of people that are going to enjoy and will kind of join in with me.
Either from this undeniable social phenomena as a wine and food lover I'm gathering memories of particular emotional meals, dishes I want to deconstruct latter, dishes I would love to recreate at home and of course a wide wine library that helps me on this discovering journey that is ever enriching and never ending.
Do I sometimes feel like I'm overdoing it? That probably the photographing act is stealing me some of the enjoyment of the moment? Sometimes, but than looking at the pictures there's no regrets, interactions on social media heighten and prolong pleasure, discussing the experience becomes part of the experience, and haven't you heard?
You're eyes can eat as well!
So bottom line I'm not gone quit this pleasurable habit and I invite you all to join in, let's help food and wine be seen in the art form they deserve!
Just one last request, multiplied by 1000 in this case, please have some taste ;)