Monday, April 29, 2013

Pictures of Beautiful Food and More...





Have you noticed how many pictures are posted of Beautiful Food? People take pictures of their food.
Sometimes it is something that has been made and the photo is posted with a recipe or how to tip. We have become a culture of Beautiful Food aficionados.  
The good life now includes Beautiful Food. 
Almost everyone wants to project the goodness in their life that is reflected by their Beautiful Food.
I take lots of photos of food in Griggs Dakota. The food is growing and in its farm phase, 
which is beautiful. 
It made me stop and think:
What did people take silly photos of before there was all of this emphasis on Beautiful Food?
I studied photos in the GriggsDakota archives to find the answer. 
 The collection tells me that there have always been photos taken of Beautiful Food, usually on a special occasion. It has just been taken to a new level in the computer age.
In the past, photographed food was more about the people at the table.
Photographers attempted to capture the joy of the moment, even when there was Beautiful Food on the plate. 
 There is evidence to support they wanted to be reminded of unique moments during time spent together.
The joy of the moment, rather than the precision of presentation is what makes our Beautiful Food special, no matter what it looks like, I suppose.
So what else were people taking photos of, before the era of Beautiful Food? More on that tomorrow from GriggsDakota.

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