Food photography is just about showcasing food...right? In this episode, we talk with freelance photographer Celeste Noche about how an art as "neutral" as modern food photography can actually be loaded with signifiers of race, gender, and class. We discuss the strange positioning of chopsticks in photos of Asian food, the slow trickling down of the Kinfolk aesthetic, and all the things we lose when we divorce food from its cultural context.
Links du jour
- Click plate: How Instagram is Changing the Way We Eat via the Guardian
- A Brown Table
- Celeste's Food52 article "12 Filipino Desserts You Need To Know About (& Try!)"