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People like taking pictures of food
April 7, 2010, 11:35 am
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Surprise! (Not.)

I’ve been on the food photographing boat for several years now for precisely the same reason as Tucker Shaw of the Denver Post:

Moreover, the pictures set off memories and emotions in a way a written journal could not. “I remember every single day, who I was with, what I was feeling,” he said.

When I am old and gray and full of sleep and nodding by the fire, pick up my laptop and slowly browse my pictures, I’ll dream of the soft look my eyes had once while eating. I’ll think how many loved my moments of gratuitous food porn, and loved my food porn with hunger false or true. (Thank you, William Butler Yeats – When You Are Old)

I don’t photograph food exclusively; I’m pretty much obsessed with capturing as many experiences as possible now so that if such a time should come where my memory fails me, I’ll be ready. When I am wrinkly, immobile, and a little forgetful, I will have tangible reminders of the fulfilling and blessed life I have led: the people I have met, the places I have been, the things that I have done, the food that I have eaten.

This reflection seems especially apropo on my birthday. La vie est belle.


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Happy Birthday!

Comment by Aarti

Thank you, Aarti!

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