It's My Dinner and I'll Take a Photo If I Want To
Clogging your friends’ Instagram feed with food photos may only be rivaled by too many tweets about baby vomit as the most irritating act on social media. (I’m guilty of both.) But are so many people taking photos in restaurants these days that food photography should be banned from them? The New York Times reports today in “Restaurants Turn Camera Shy” that a few high-profile eateries like Momofuku Ko are prohibiting customers taking photos in their restaurants.
Image: Lauren Glanzer via Flickr
I’ll admit I’m annoyed when I dine with someone who stops me from taking a bite until they’ve photographed my plate for posterity. But, if a diner is paying for his food and wants to photograph it, should the chef be allowed to stop it? As usual, the Twitterverse offers its opinion.
Just say no to narcissistic food photography. Eat it and be happynyti.ms/WleTbO
— dmack411 (@dmack411) January 23, 2013
— Anne Lac (@calenna) January 23, 2013
I just bought a new camera. It actually has a "food" photo setting. No wonder the 3rd world thinks we're nuts.
— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) January 23, 2013
The high-end restaurant equivalent of the theme park post-ride souvenir photo: nytimes.com/2013/01/23/din… Also: iPhone food photography classes?
— Jason Eppink (@jasoneppink) January 23, 2013
— Adam Treusch (@adamtreusch) January 23, 2013
oh my god. there's an iPhone food photography class. modern civilization really is in decline.nyti.ms/V6LkdO
— Justin Lee (@evanchooly) January 23, 2013
What do you think of shooting food photos in restaurants? Share your thoughts in the comments.