Lately, I'm pretty positive you've heard/seen the Food Porn concept around quite a bit and you were probably a bit confused about it...at least the first time, right? Well, it is actually a concept that I like and find quite accurate as it makes reference to a glamorized, spectacular visual presentation of food, either for advertisements, cooking shows, or any visual media; that including: magazines, books, websites, blogs and so on.
The term has been used for over 10 years now but it had never before been as hot as these day when everyone seems to love, not only eating, but cooking. Nowadays, the Lifestyle TV Networks are swamped with all kinds of Cooking shows as well as with TV presenters that are on your screen with the sole purpose of eating and make you drool over most of the things they get to try. Well, thanks to those shows, getting visuals of Food has become almost a necessity!
Now a days people doesn't care just about Food tasting good, but now it also has to look good, you know, it's the whole "Love at first sight" thing all over again, except, with Food. Now people is eager to have good-looking Food so they can immediately show the World (through Social Media) what they're having is hot!
Personally, I like to think I create Food Porn Photography material whenever I'm shooting Food as I put all my effort in making the shot in a way that I know or feel will make people, if not drool over it, at least feel hungry...even if they just ate, you know? Whenever someone comes up to me and goes like "OMG, your photo just made me hungry", I feel really flattered, like I've accomplished my purpose and, at the same time, it makes me wanna keep on shooting more and more Food.
If you still don't quite grasp the Food Porn concept, here's a website that will make it all clear for you: http://www.foodporn.net It's a site containing photos of all kinds of Food and it all looks simply delicious (it's real Food Porn!); all the material is submitted by different people and when you click on an image, you get the details regarding the user and the actual source of the image, and you can also rate it and comment on it. All in all, a GREAT Food Porn Database!
Here are some examples of my Food Porn, enjoy!