Let’s all take a moment to appreciate this avocado toast food porn


Notice the subtle flakey bits of  salt and pepper resting on the creamy slices of mint green avocado, which sits upon the glory that is HOT TOASTED BREAD. NOM. Those assorted olives, the crunched up parchment paper that sits just so, the chilled glass of lemon water – they all combine to convey a particular moment. The moment a meal is enjoyed, which in this case, is simple, beautiful and well executed.

I appreciate the time that good food photographers take to focus their lenses, adjust the lighting, style their props and arrange food.  I also have a heady sense of respect for them for NOT DEVOURING the food they are making look so insanely mouth-watering. Where does one attain such self-control??? Stumbling across good food photography can stop you dead in your tracks (usually when you’re nearing hangry) and trick you into almost imagining the taste and smell of the item in front of you.  As a designer, I appreciate the consideration of the layout of the shot and how items balance one another. I take note of the colors of the food and the contrasting backgrounds and foregrounds.

I want to say a big THANK YOU to food photographers, stylists and bloggers out there everywhere. You are the inspiration behind so many Pinterest worthy dinners  over which I’ve slaved, that begin with great culinary intent and end in me whipping out my lowly iPhone to photograph the meal at the last-minute, right before I give way to a voracious appetite. Here are some more images of what I consider great food photography, curated from various sites! Try not to let your mouth haaaaang open people!







Screen shot 2013-08-07 at 11.12.57 AMhttp://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/a-simple-tomato-soup-recipe.html

Screen shot 2013-08-07 at 11.13.56 AMhttp://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/pomegranate-yogurt-bowl-recipe.html



Screen shot 2013-08-06 at 12.53.57 PMhttp://joythebaker.com/2013/08/heirloom-tomato-tart/


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